“New Political Openings in the Time of Covid-19
Socialist Education Project online webinar
Cosponsored by CCDS and Liberation Road
Monday, April 27, 9pm (eastern time) — Zoom link below
Featuring Marilyn Albert and Bill Fletcher Jr.

Systemic disaster or shock can open possibilities for social change not available in the US during normal times; the Covid-19 pandemic is such a crisis.   The right wing will seek to exploit the situation; what will the Left do?  The CCDS discussion will present an overview and examples, with two speakers:
Marilyn Albert — new opportunities for promoting single payer health care.
Bill Fletcher  — How the Right is using the crisis to advance its agenda.
The presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion, including suggestions for new ways of online organizing..
the speakers:
Marilyn Albert is a retired Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience; she worked in the New York City hospitals for most of her career.  She has been active in the movement for single payer health care since the 1970s.  She is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and lives in Richmond, California.
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a former president of TransAfrica Forum, writer, commentator  trade unionist and activist.  His books include: The Man Who Fell From the Sky (fiction); Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral (co-editor); ‘They’re Bankrupting us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions; and Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice.

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