Due to the historic and urgent nature of the ongoing Black Lives Matter uprising against police brutality, and 400 years of colonial and state violence, Science for the People will hold a call this coming Monday, June 15, at 7:30 EDT, focusing on the uprising and the role of the radical science community, rooted in anti-racism and decolonial praxis. If you cannot join the call but would like to share information about what is going on in your area or find out what you can do, please reply to: sftp.revitalization [at] gmail [dot] com
1. Overview of events of the ongoing BLM uprising: Yao Gbanaglo, DSA AfroSoc
2. BLM and environmental justice- activist from 350.org
3. Anti-racism and Radical Science – Sam Anderson, SftP; founding members of the Black Panther Party + activist within the Student Nonviolent Committee (SNCC). One of the first Black Studies directors in 1969 when chaired Sarah Lawrence College’s Black Studies program. SftP member and education activist.
4. Internationalism of BLM – Baba Aye, editor Socialist Worker (Nigeria) & Co-convener Coalition for Revolution (CORE). Baba Aye is policy officer for the Health & Social sector at the Public Services International (PSI), a global trade union federation. He is a contributing editor of the Review of African Political Economy [RoAPE] and a member of the editorial board of the Global Labour Column. He has written extensively on development economics, Pan-Africanism, migration, health and social care, workers education, women’s liberation and social movements, and is the author of Era of Crises and Revolts; Perspectives for Workers & Youth (2012).
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this call–members and newcomers alike! The call will be from 7:30-9:30pm EDT. If you work at the intersection of anti-racism, black power, and radical science, please reach out.
How to join the call on Monday:
Youtube channel of Science for the People