MV Freedom School – Labor Activism and Solidarity Unionism – 4/7/16

by Mohawk Valley Freedom School

In preparation for May Day, otherwise known as International Workers’ Day, on May first, the Mohawk Valley Freedom School will host a series of classes focused on workers’ rights, unions, labor history and activism. The first class is this Thursday, April 7 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. This will be an introductory class and students will learn about trade unions, industrial unions and solidarity unionism. There will also be a discussion on strikes, immigration, the concept of the general strike and the the rights and possibility you have to organize as a worker locally. This class will be facilitated by a union activist with the Industrial Workers of the World.


The Mohawk Valley Freedom School is a school dedicated to social justice and social change. It is run by and for the community and is rooted in popular education.

The Mohawk Valley Freedom School is held every Thursday at the Cornerstone Community Church at 500 Plant Street in Utica. Classes are from 7:00-8:30pm. Please contact 240-3149 or

This class is free and open to the public and to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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