Socialism or Barbarism. The urgency of fighting for a new
          world.

ABOUT

Under the Trump administration, we've seen a barrage of right-wing atrocities and social suffering--from the far-right carnival of hate in Charlottesville, to the unnatural disasters of Harvey and Irma, to Trump's attacks on DACA and transgender people.

At the root of the crimes and outrages of this era are the priorities of a capitalist system controlled by a small elite of the wealthiest people. It has never been more urgent to build a left-wing resistance today.

There are struggles for change in many different corners of society, each with their own histories and dynamics. But waging them most effectively requires an understanding of how these issues are connected and how they can lead to a fundamental change that doesn’t just alleviate problems but uproots the system itself.

On November 4, hundreds of socialists and activists from Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and throughout New England will gather at the New England Marxism Conference for workshops on Marxist theory, history and practice - and discussions about how to use these politics to build a socialist movement. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or brand new to socialist politics, join us for serious discussion and debate about how to move forward.

LOGISTICS

Date and time

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:30 AM – 9:00 PM EDT

Address

First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist
66 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA 02116

Costs

$10 for Registration
$20 for Solidarity Rate

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Parking can get expensive near the conference. Please plan your arrival with enough time to accommodate parking.

PLEASE NOTE: There is construction on Red Line stations that will cause delays, including only shuttle services.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

You can get apps like Spot Hero to help find local parking.

If you plan to arrive early, you can park outside of Boston and take the MBTA in. The MBTA has cheap daily rates. Sullivan Square T Station is on the Orange Line, which will take you to the Back Bay T Station, which is near conference locations.

LOCATION

SPEAKERS

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Alan Maas

Editor of Socialist Worker and author of The Case for Socialism published by Haymarket Books.

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Todd Chretien

Editor of State and Revolution and Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution.

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Khury Petersen-Smith

Activist in Boston, writer and speaker on Black and Palestinian liberation, and US Imperialism.

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Sherry Wolf

Editor of the International Socialist Review and author of Sexuality and Socialism.

And many more!

SCHEDULE

10:30: Registration

First Church in Boston—66 Marlborough St.

12:00-1:00: Opening Plenary with Jesse M.

First Church in Boston—66 Marlborough St.

1:00-2:30: Session 1 Workshops

  • Building Our Resistance in the Trump Era with Alan Maass
  • Community Church in Boston—565 Boylston St.

  • Marxism and the fight against racism with Khury P-S
  • Old South Church—645 Boylston St.

  • Reform or revolution with Nolan R

Old South Church—645 Boylston St.

3:00-4:30: Session 2

  • Gender, sexuality, and socialism with Sherry W
  • Community Church in Boston—565 Boylston St.

  • What kind of party do we need? with Alpana M
  • Old South Church—645 Boylston St.

  • Morbid symptoms: How do we fight the rise of the far right? with Michael F

Old South Church—645 Boylston St.

4:30-6:30: Dinner

6:30-8:00: Final Plenary

  • 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: The inspired frenzy of history with Todd C.

Emmanuel Church—15 Newbury St.

8:00-midnight: Afterparty

Workshop Readings

Session 1

Building Our Resistance in the Trump Era

Marxism and the fight against racism

Reform or revolution—How do we end capitalism and win socialism?

Session 2 and Final Plenary

Gender, sexuality, and socialism

What kind of party do we need?

Morbid symptoms: How do we fight the rise of the far right?

Final Plenary: 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: The inspired frenzy of history