[act-ma] 4/21 & 22 Socialist Unity Project Conference, MIT

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Apr 19 13:44:23 PDT 2017


Boston Socialist Unity Project Conference 2017

Friday Evening & Saturday, April 21^st   & 22^nd  @ MIT
BostonSocialistUnity.org <http://bostonsocialistunity.org/> || Facebook 
Event <https://www.facebook.com/events/205820433238255/>


[*Download the flyers from here: event flyers 
<https://www.dropbox.com/sh/32ph2lsn95x637j/AAAEhtdVq507lBGyBlSaY0QUa?dl=0>*]


Come join the 2^nd  annual Boston Socialist Unity Project Conference 
(BSUP2) to debate and discuss a Socialist future!!


The opening night event features *Barbara Madeloni* (Union President, 
Massachusetts Teachers Association) and *Eugene Puryear *(Millions for 
Prisoners). Boston’s own *Foundation Movement*, conscious hip hop 
artists, open the evening and Swiss-based *Mat Callahan* and *Yvonne 
Moore* bring Irish revolutionary songs to the closing. [Friday, April 
21, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., MIT Building 34-101 
<https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=34>, 50 Vassar Street 
<https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=34>]


On Saturday (4/22, Doors open 9:00 a.m./Program begins 10:00 a.m.), 
*Sherri Mitchell* (Land Peace Foundation) and *Fred Magdoff* (University 
of Vermont) connect indigenous organizing and environmental movements 
with the struggles to get beyond capitalism and build socialist 
movements. Our lunchtime plenary presents political strategies for 
challenging the system: it features *Socialist Alternative*, the 
*Green-Rainbow Party*, *Our Revolution*, and the *Socialist Party, Party 
for Socialism and Liberation *(list in formation).


With recent expanded armed actions by the US in Syria, *Vijay Prashad*’s 
closing plenary speech on Imperialism could not be more important and 
timely!


Two sessions of five to six participatory workshops will showcase 
movement-building work and feature many of our plenary speakers 
(Mitchell, Magdoff, Prashad, Callahan, and Puryear). It will also draw 
in some of the most important and exemplary movement work being 
performed by *City Life/Vida Urbana*, the *Freedom Road Socialist 
Organization*, the *Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism*, MIT’s 
*Student Activist Coalition*, and *Socialists on Single-Payer*. Their 
topics include indigenous organizing and solidarity, housing and the 
city, education, media organizing, building movements for racial 
justice, the peace movement, and imperialism. Additional workshops 
address music and revolution, and community control of the police.


Breakfast and lunch options available with MIT vendors, *Food for 
Activists*, and *Food Not Bombs*.


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

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