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Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2018

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Where: MIT • 50 Vasser Street • Cambridge

Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2018 

Saturday, March 17, 9-5 pm,  @ MIT Building 34-10150 Vassar Street

We invite you to join our third annual conference on the theme "Building Socialist Power: social movements and the Left in an Election Year."  The conference will feature speakers on important issues facing the Left and socialists, as well as a full range of workshops.

Registration: BostonSocialistUnity.org 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRAM   

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM: registration opens 9:00 a.m. / program begins 10:00 a.m.

Some Workshop Highlights (see website for schedule):

  • Palestinian rights and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Ari Wohlfeiler (deputy director Jewish Voice for Peace) and Amahl Bishara (Tufts Univ.)
  • Puerto Rico: Colonization and Oppression: Dorotea Manuel, encuentro 5
  • Drugs, Violence and Free Trade: Boston Trade Justice

Featured speakers

  • Savina Martin, eastern Massachusetts chair of the new Poor Peoples Campaign
  • Monica Poole, associate professor at Bunker Hill Community College, a radical take on #MeToo and current women's issues
  • Louise Parker, University of Massachusetts - Boston, on single payer and a national health care system
  • Ari Wohlfeiler, national deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace, on Palestinian rights
  • Jill Stein on the crisis in Korea and US imperialism

Our lunchtime plenary presents different perspectives on the 2018 elections and electoral politics, seeking common ground and strengthening the movement:  presentations will include  members of the Socialist Party of Boston, Our Revolution, the Communist Party USA of Greater Boston,  the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Green-Rainbow Party of Boston, Boston Democratic Socialists of America  

Two sessions of participatory workshops will showcase movement-building work and issues.  Topics include  Puerto Rico; immigrant rights and deportation; Drugs, Violence and Free Trade; Jobs not Jails; lessons from Gramsci; Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel; socialist organizing strategies; student organizing; digital security; labor issues in education


Breakfast and lunch options available at the conference. 

Everyone is welcome, $10 suggested donation; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Write with your questions and more information: bostonsocialistunity@gmail.com  

Together we fight. Together we win.

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