August 19—Detroit/Windsor, ON
August 20-21—Chicago, Metropolis, IL
August 24—Fargo, ND
August 26—Missoula, MT
August 28—Portland, OR
August 30—San Francisco, CA
September 1-2—Los Angeles
*Dates subject to change based on needs of host organizations
Host the Summer of Solidarity–Report from the Road presentation at your community space, union hall, coffee shop or book store when the Summer of Solidarity Tour rolls through your town! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book the presentation!
Summer of Solidarity—A Report from the Road
The Summer of Solidarity—Report from the Road is an hour-long storytelling and multimedia presentation taking a look at some of the incredible and exciting examples of working-class people standing up and fighting back against corporate greed in communities across the country. This summer the Summer of Solidarity Tour—a traveling roadshow of local union activists and community organizers—is crossing the country to visit 14 communities between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. We’re meeting with local organizers at cultural events, sharing ideas at collaborative workshops and we’re taking to the streets in exciting actions across the country.
Across the country working class people are taking action in incredible and inspiring ways. Workers in traditional unions are organizing strikes and hitting the streets as low wageworkers are trying new models of workplace organization to win real gains; public service workers like teachers and bus drivers are organizing with students, parents, and transit riders to fight back against service cuts and maintain quality public sector jobs; and housing rights advocates are fighting to stop foreclosures and keep families in their homes while taking direct action to occupy and reclaim bank owned homes for families in need.
The Report from the Road offers a unique perspective on the amazing local projects that we’re visiting and provides an opportunity for us to share what we’re learning as we travel the country, point out trends in local organizing work across communities and across movements, and draw connection between our struggles in the hopes of identifying opportunities for collaboration, cohesion and solidarity. We certainly don’t have all the answers but we’re excited to share what we’re seeing and what we’re learning and start the conversation about where we go from here!