[act-ma] March 17 at MIT: Boston Socialist Unity Project Third Annual Conference 2018

Boston Socialist Unity Project bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 05:21:15 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>*


* Website:    BostonSocialistUnity.org <http://bostonsocialistunity.org/> *

*Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1600917569991653/
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1600917569991653/> *



*We invite you to join our third annual conference on the theme "Building a
Socialist Political Force: 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 *



*Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM*

*registration opens 9:00 a.m. / program begins 10:00 a.m.*


*Featured speakers*

*o  Savina Martin, eastern Massachusetts chair 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  Ari Wohlheimer, national deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace, on
Palestinian rights*

*o  Jill Stein, former Green Party presidential candidate,  on the crisis
in Korea and US imperialism*

*o  member of Massachusetts Teachers Association 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.  T**opics include:  Puerto Rico, immigrant rights and
deportation, Fair Trade Action, Jobs not Jails, lessons from Gramsci,
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, socialist organizing strategy,
student organizing*



*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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