The Committee for International Labor Defense will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Members and the general public are welcome to attend the business meeting from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 all are also welcome to this month's educational program: Race, Class & International Labor, a review of “Organizing in the Depression South” by James S. Allen, presented by Donald Donato, Contributing writer for People’s World.
James S. Allen’s memoir of organizing in the Depression South holds keys to effectively organizing against racism and economic oppression. The 1930s Scottsboro case presented a new kind of struggle for International Labor Defense: The frame-up of nine Black teenagers by an entire system of racial oppression and class war.
In an age when neither the government nor the two capitalist parties offer solutions to African Americans, our discussion will pinpoint the intersection of class, race and the power of international labor solidarity. The Scottsboro case gives a 21st century audience answers to today’s questions about racism and economic oppression; providing a strategy for international working class unity through the revival of International Labor Defense.
Committee for International Labor Defense
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Business meeting (all are welcome)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Presentation
Location: Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Steps from the Central Square T stop on the Red Line.