[act-ma] March 17 at MIT: Boston Socialist Unity Project Third Annual Conference 2018 (updated 2/28)

Boston Socialist Unity Project bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 16:21:03 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

* 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.*


*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

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

* o  Louise Parker, University of Massachusetts - Boston, on single payer
and a national health care system *

*o  Ari Wohlfeiler, 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*

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

*Two sessions of participatory workshops will showcase movement-building
work and issues.  T**opics 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
<http://www.bostonsocialistunity.org/>; nobody turned away for lack of

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


*Boston Socialist Unity Project*
*Together we fight. Together we win.*

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