There are only 70 days until November 3rd, 2020. A large portion of Americans will be voting early and/or voting by mail, despite Trump's efforts to sabotage the USPS, and so the time is NOW to get involved in the most important election of our lives.
Besides this week's events, we're thrilled to share with you the recording of a session of our Lies, Misinformation, and Propaganda working group from last week! Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, host of the weekly talk show Media Matters on WILL-AM radio, and cofounder of the media reform organization Free Press, joined us on August 20 and delivered a masterclass on the history of American media. What followed was one the most lively and passionate discussions we've had yet! Check out the recording here and join us for our next working group session on September 3rd.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
TUES. 8/25 6 - 8 PM : New York says Adiós Trump (weekly event)
Click HERE to join our virtual bilingual phone bank (in Spanish OR English!) in support of Joe Biden's campaign in Florida. Speak to voters about Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan and provide information on how to register for vote by mail.
WED. 8/26 6 - 8 PM : TEXT and TEA! (weekly event)
Click HEREto join us via zoom and send texts for progressive causes!
Sat. 8/29 12 PM : Postcarding in the Park
JOIN US at a safe social distance in Prospect Park where we will spread out to write postcards to voters, encourage passersby to write a postcard with us, and also potentially register others to vote.
SUN. 9/13 or MON. 9/14 - 6 PM : Study Group Meeting 4: The Legacy of Segregation in American Education
After a short summer recess, the Persist Brooklyn Study Group RETURNS!
Persist Brooklyn is committed to activism that dismantles the systems of oppression and society, and we believe political education is a vital component of sustainable and effective activism. (As a reminder, you only need to register for one meeting.) Learn with us!
Wear your mask and physical - but don't social - distance! We look forward to seeing you on the Zoom soon!