[act-ma] April 15th: MA Socialist Conference

Bryan Koulouris brykoulouris at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 3 13:15:13 PDT 2007

On Sunday, April 15th there will be a "Massachusetts
Socialist Conference" at UMass-Boston in the Wheatley
Building's Snowden Auditorium.

It will be a day full of discussion, debate and
planning action. Come and let your voice and outlook
be heard in this forum hosted by Boston Socialist
Alternative. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Below is a schedule for the day. If you can't come for
the entire event, make sure to try to show up to learn
about and talk about the topics that particularly
interest you.

11am--Coffee, Bagels, Opening Remarks.

11:30--"Death of the American Dream," a discussion
about the growing class divide in the US and the
implications. The discussion will be lead off by Tom
Crean, candidate for the Executive Board of the United
Federation of Teachers.

>From 1pm to 2pm, we will be splitting up into five
workshops. These workshops are:

1. Fighting Wal-Mart Wages: Rebuilding the Labor
Movement, hosted by Jeff Booth, member of the Harvard
Union of Clerical Workers (HUCTW)/ AFSCME Local 3650
and "Reform HUCTW"

2. Reproductive Rights Under Attack: Fight the
Christian Right! Hosted by Gevevieve Morse, President
of Students of Salem for Peace

3. Northern Ireland: Nationalism, Unionism and
Socialism, hosted by Dave Owens, a local historian.

4. Youth Resistance to War and Military Recruiters,
hosted by Halsey Bernard, Iraq Veterans Against the

5. Stop the Raids! How Can Immigrant Rights be Won?
Hosed by Aleida Vilchez

>From 2pm to 3pm, we will have lunch on premises

At 3pm, there will be a DEBATE!

Should We Support Progressive Democrats?

Bryan Koulouris, Editor of the Boston Organizer
Paul Collins, Anti-Racist Co-ordinator for Democratic
Socialists of America

4:30--"Reform and Revolution" introduced by Margaret
Collins, Bronx Save Our Parks

Afterwards, stick around for dinner. After that, stick
around for the party!

Red Line to JFK/UMass. Shuttle Bus to UMass-Boston

Contact: boston at socialistalternative.org or 617-825-0831

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