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

ABOUT

Amid the resistance to Trump’s America, a Socialist Movement is growing for the first time in half a century. Over the last two years, we have come face to face with every question that the system poses for those who want a better world: How do we confront the growing far Right? How do we end sexual violence? How do we organize against all forms of oppression? How do strikes win and how do they spread? How do we build a society based on human need instead of one based on exploitation and oppression?

We think that a full transformation of the current nightmare can only come from a revolution from below that involves the vast majority of people. The strikes, protests and courage on display this year has confirmed the role that ordinary people can and will play in charting a way forward.

This drives our strategy for how to build on the openings that exist today. Join hundreds of socialists and activists from throughout New England to dig into the theory, history and practice that can help us make sense of the questions we face and develop strategies for strengthening the Socialist Movement for our times.

LOGISTICS

Date and time

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 AM — 7:30 PM EST

Address

Harvard University
William James Hall Lecture Room B1
33 Kirkland St,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Costs

$10 for Registration Donation
$20 for Solidarity Donation

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

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

RECOMMENDATIONS:

It’s easiest to take the Red Line to the Harvard Square Station

However, if you want to drive, you can find a parking garage.

LOCATION

SPEAKERS

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Ashley Smith

Editor of the International Socialist Review

Photo of Todd Chretien

Todd Chretien

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

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Jessie Muldoon

High school teacher and author of A Marxist Theory of Women’s Oppression.

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Jen Roesch

Co-host of Better of Red. Frequent writer for Socialist Worker and Jacobin.

And many more!

SCHEDULE

11:00-12:00: Registration

William James Lecture Hall B1

12:00-1:00: Opening plenary: Building a Socialist Alternative to Trump’s America

William James Lecture Hall B1

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-4:00: Session 1 Workshops

  • Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy
  • The Changing World Order: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism Today
  • Capitalism and Climate Change

4:30-6:00: Session 2 Workshops

  • Intersectionality and Oppression
  • No Power Greater: How Workers Can Change the World
  • What Is Fascism and How to Fight It

6:00-6:30: Dinner

6:30-7:30: Final Plenary

  • What Kind of Party Do We Need?

7:30-9:00: Afterparty

Workshop Readings

Opening Plenary and Session 1

Opening plenary: Building a Socialist Alternative to Trump’s America

Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy

The Changing World Order: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism Today

Capitalism and Climate Change

Session 2 and Final Plenary

Intersectionality and Oppression

No Power Greater: How Workers Can Change the World

What Is Fascism and How to Fight It

What Kind of Party Do We Need?