[act-ma] March 17, save the date: Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2018

Boston Socialist Unity Project bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 14:53:49 PST 2018


*Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2018 *


*Saturday, March 17, 9-5 pm,  @ MIT Building 34-101
<https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=34>, 50 Vassar Street
<https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=34>*


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*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.*


*ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRAM (in formation)*



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


*Featured speakers*


*o  Savina Martin, eastern Massachusetts coordinator of the new Poor
Peoples Campaign*


*o  Monica Poole, associate professor at Bunker Hill Community College, on
a radical take on #MeToo and current women's issues*


*o  Rebecca Vilkomerson, national executive director of Jewish Voice for
Peace, on Palestinian rights*


*o  Jill Stein on the crisis in Korea and US imperialism*


*o  member of Boston Teachers Union on labor issues and education*


*Our lunchtime plenary presents different perspectives on the 2018
elections and electoral politics, seeking common ground and strengthening
the movement:  presentations will include the Socialist Party of Boston, a
member of Our Revolution, the Communist Party USA of Greater Boston, and
the Party for Socialism and Liberation*



*Two sessions of participatory workshops will showcase movement-building
work and issues.  **Proposed topics so far include  Puerto Rico, immigrant
rights and deportations, work of Our Revolution, Fair Trade Action, Jobs
not Jails, lessons from Gramsci, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of
Israel*



*Breakfast and lunch options available at the conference.*



*Everyone is welcome, $10 suggested donation
<http://www.bostonsocialistunity.org/>; nobody turned away for lack of
funds.*


*Write with your questions and more information:
bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com <bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com>*


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