Invitation to View “Standing Together” Interview re: Israel/Gaza Conflict and Women in Labor History Resource

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Standing Together

Standing Together

The tragic effects in Israel and Gaza since Oct. 7 have deeply affected all of us here in the United States and around the world. On Wednesday, March 20, you are invited to a discussion, hosted by AFT President Randi Weingarten and Eric Ward of Race Forward, with leaders from Standing Together, a Jewish-Palestinian grass-roots organization based in Israel that has focused its recent efforts on promoting peace, justice and equality of opportunity for both Jews and Palestinians. Our guests Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green, the co-chairs of Standing Together, are featured in a New York Times article that details their initiative to engage activists in the U.S. We will livestream the event on


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Women in labor history

This Women’s History Month, we honor the part that women have played in labor history, from Mother Jones, who was named “the most dangerous woman in America” at the turn of the 20th century, to AFT President Randi Weingarten, who was called “the most dangerous person in the world” in 2022. At one time, labor had a reputation as a big, brawling, male-dominated game, but it would be a mistake to overlook some of the powerful figures who have played key roles. Learn about them in our “Women in Labor History” AFT Voices post and tap into more women’s history resources on Share My Lesson.