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Aug 22, 18

A Year in Popular Power: Episode 1 – Teacher Strikes and #RedForEd

Black Rose Anarchist Federation presents the first episode in their A Year in Popular Power series.

Enrique is a high school teacher in North Carolina and participated in a series of actions that built up to a state-wide strike that shut down most of public education in the state. He begins with broader political analysis of the current political moment and goes into the details of how the organizing was done.

A Year In Popular Power is a four part YouTube series featuring members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (BRRN) speaking on their organizing work as examples of building popular power. This was filmed as a panel event by the same name on August 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA which was held in conjunction with BRRN’s 5th convention.

Episode #1: Teacher Strikes and #RedForEd in North Carolina Episode
#2: Organizing to Stop ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly Episode
#3: Graduate Student Strikes with GEO Local 6300 Episode
#4: Organizing in Fast Food with the Burgerville Workers Union

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