‘Our Liberation is Connected with the Palestinian People’: Aaron Dixon, Former Black Panther Party Captain, Speaks Out

Aaron Dixon is an activist, author, and co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. Dixon traveled to Palestine to stay with Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank and learn more about their culture and their struggle for justice. Jesse Hagopian spoke to Dixon about the most recent wave of Israeli attacks on Palestine and the connection between Black people in the United States and Palestinians.

Jesse Hagopian Joins CBS News to Counter GOP Bills Outlawing The Teaching of Structural Racism: “I will not lie to kids”

Jesse Hagopian joined CBS News anchor Tanya Rivero on her program to discuss the request from Republican lawmakers to rescind any support of the 1619 Project and to talk about the proliferation of bills in state legislatures around the country that would ban teaching about structural racism.

#COVIDTestingNotStandardizedTesting: Schools Need #VaccinationsNotExaminations

While corporate education reformers prattle on about a need for more high-stakes testing to evaluate “learning loss,” what students truly require is the redirection of the billions of dollars wasted on the testing-industrial complex toward supporting educators and students: to gain access to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations, as well as psychologists, nurses, social workers, trauma counselors, after-school programs, restorative justice coordinators, and more.

Seattle Town Hall Presents: “#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: An Uprising for Educational Justice”–Black History Month Online Book Event with Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian

Join educators Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian for their online Town Hall forum to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by discussing the long struggle for Black education and the current educational uprising to make #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool!

Frontline Dispatches: The struggle for Racial Justice in the Schools during the time of COVID–A conversation with Gerald Lenoir and Jesse Hagopian

I am beyond excited to join my dad, Gerald Lenoir, in an online conversation about the struggle for racial justice in the schools during the COVID era on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7pm EST/4pm PST. From racial justice in schools during COVID, to the fight led by teachers’ unions to ensure safe school re-openings, and the role unions can play in broader social justice struggles, will will have a lot to talk about.