The Socialist Party National Office organized the first summer "Freedom School" on May 16th with a presentation by the Friends of the MST on the history, strategy and currents struggles of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST). The event was held at the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, which is in the same building as the SP USA National Office in Manhattan.
Esneider Arevalo of the Friends of the MST gave a presentation and was joined by fellow Friends of MST members Eliene de Souza Howell and Saul Araujo and Rob Robinon from "Take Back the Land".
The discussion ranged form history and practice to ways to connect the MST and working people in the United States. A great start to the Summer "Freedom School!"