Planting the Seed with Kenzo Shibata

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PLANTING THE SEED: Conversations with DSA – Episode II

In the second installment of “Planting the Seed,” a miniseries exploring the organizing work of Democratic Socialists of America, Aaron (@posadist_trapgd) brings in Kenzo Shibata (@KenzoShibata) of the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago DSA to discuss CTU’s efforts to ensure safe conditions for teachers, staff, and students as Chicago’s Democratic mayor, Lori Lightfoot, pushes for a reckless re-opening.

How does solidarity with one’s community aid in organization efforts? What the educators on the frontlines teach us about direct action, mutual aid, and class consciousness?

[NOTE: This interview was recorded on 2/5, so some information may not reflect the most recent state of affairs.]

Check out Kenzo’s podcast/stream, CLASS TIME, on Twitch, Twitter, & Patreon.

Donate to the CTU’s GoFundMe to provide aid for teachers who have been locked out of their classes.

Visit DSAUSA.com for more information on how to get involved with DSA.

Suggested Reading:
Losing is Part of Fighting by Kenzo Shibata, via Substack (Published on 2/11)

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