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Fletcher and Davidson: Campaigns, Movements and Organizing Strategies

Sat, March 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free – $10.00
Protesters with Signs at 193 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, to illustrate organizing campaign

A video of this March 16, 2024, event is available on the MEP’s YouTube channel.

Bill Fletcher Jr. and Carl Davidson join us for a talk and discussion jumping off from their recent article on political strategy–“Campaigns and Movements: How Are They Connected, How Do They Differ?” (Convergence, October 6, 2023). In a wide-ranging survey, Fletcher and Davidson reference the 1960 Greensboro, NC, Woolworth’s sit-in, the 1963 March on Washington, the 2020 killing of George Floyd, as well as older historic organizing campaigns and upsurges. They invite us to distinguish what we can control from what we cannot in our organizing: “Social movements will emerge; we just cannot predict when.” Our guests will discuss new thoughts they have had about the article and the response it has provoked, all of which also fit well with other MEP programming this winter. Count on a lively discussion!

Bill Fletcher Jr. is an internationally known trade unionist, international solidarity activist, writer, and now member of the editorial board of The Nation. His most recent book is the 2023 mystery novel The Man Who Changed Colors from Hardball Press.

Carl Davidson is a veteran writer and organizer today, with roots in the New Left of the 1960s. Carl maintains the Online University of the Left, posts regularly on his “Left Links” Substack, and participates regularly in the MEP’s Gramsci reading group.

Photo: Protesters with Signs at March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., USA, photo by Marion S. Trikosko, August 28, 1963 (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, available for non-commercial use)



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Sat, March 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free – $10.00