NEU presents a Town Hall on Jamal Bowman's Green New Deal for Public Schools

Start: 2021-09-24 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2021-09-24 21:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Did you ever think that the government would recognize how important education is to the future of the country?

NEU presents a Town Hall on Jamal Bowman’s Green New Deal for Public Schools, featuring Labor Sociologist Eric Blanc and Policy Expert Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez.

Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez: Akira Drake Rodriguez writes about race, cities, and space in the US. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design. Akira’s forthcoming manuscript, Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta's Public Housing (University of Georgia Press 2021), examines the dialectic between black feminist politics and public housing policy in Atlanta from 1936 to 2010. She was recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study critical participatory planning strategies in school facilities planning in Philadelphia.

Eric Blanc: Author of the books Revolutionary Social Democracy: Working-Class Politics Across the Russian Empire, 1882-1917 (Brill 2021) and Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics (Verso 2019), Eric Blanc is a doctoral candidate in sociology at NYU researching public sector labor organizing, information and communications technologies, and working-class politics. His research has appeared in journals such as Politics & Society, New Labor Forum, and Labor Studies Journal as well as publications such as The Nation, The Guardian, and Jacobin.

Join the campaign to demand $1.4 Trillion to equitably fund and build the green public education infrastructure our kids deserve!

Learn more about this proposed legislation and how you can support it at this NEU TOWN HALL!

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