Rock Tavern. Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation First Fridays to spotlight community and labor solidarity

31 Jul 2020 | 02:45

    The August 7 edition of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF)’s First Fridays virtual series will focus on building solidarity between labor and community groups.

    This summer has witnessed a surge of protests in the streets, in response to the murder of George Floyd, but also a tsunami of unemployment and an imminent wave of housing evictions, all of which challenge workers and communities.

    In this Zoom/FaceBook Live meeting, members of the Labor Federation will ask: “How can we build an effective organizing response from this wave of protests? What leverage can we build together?”

    According the group’s press release detailing the series, the conversation is expected to include leaders of a range of area community groups who will focus on the ways in which organized labor and communities can support and work each other to build solidarity and power, and to foster long-term relationships to address our common concerns.

    The HVALF Education Committee initiated this monthly series of web-based First Friday events last May. Previous meetings have focused on frontline workers in the COVID crisis, budgetary impacts of the crisis and the challenge of organizing at Amazon.

    The panel discussion/town hall will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 7:20 p.m.

    WHEN – August 7, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    To register for the Zoom meeting:

    Call: 845-567-7760

    E-mail: soxford@hvalf.org

    Website: www.hvalf.org

    Text HVALF to 877877 to join the HVALF text action team. Message and data rates may apply.