Regional Marxism Conferences

Regional Marxism Conferences | October and November

Are you inspired by Occupy Wall Street? Did you join the struggle for Troy Davis? Are you part of protests about the housing crisis in your city? Were you in the streets for SlutWalk to say "Enough is enough"?

Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism is no longer working. And millions of people around the world--from Cairo to Athens to New York City--are fighting back.

Marxism provides a revolutionary understanding of society and a strategy for getting rid of exploitation and oppression once and for all. The International Socialist Organization is organizing regional conferences in cities around the country in October and November to discuss what Marxists say about race, class and revolution--and the fight for a better world.

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Meetings and courses include:

Why Marx was right

Why the working class can change society
-- No power greater: Marxism and the centrality of class
-- The 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike: A case study in working-class power
-- The changing working class and the future of the labor movement

Black liberation
-- Where does racism come from?
-- The Black freedom struggle: From Martin Luther King to the Black Panthers
-- Black liberation and socialism

Marxism and oppression
-- The roots of racial oppression
-- Theories of women's oppression
-- Can the working class liberate the oppressed?

Marxism, crisis and class struggle
-- How capitalism works: What makes capitalism tick?
-- How capitalism fails: The Marxist theory of crisis
-- Crisis, exploitation and class struggle

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Find a conference in a city near you:

Atlanta | November 12-13
Southeast Marxism Conference
Georgia State University, General Classroom Building 200, starting 10 a.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or contact atlantaiso@gmail.com.

Austin, Texas | November 19
Texas Socialist Conference
University of Texas at Austin, Mezes 1.306, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact austinsocialist@hotmail.com.

Berkeley, Calif. | November 5
Bay Area Marxism Conference
University of California Berkeley, 220 Wheeler and 126 Barrows, at Bancroft and Telegraph, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference website.

Boston | November 12-13
New England Marxism Conference
Harvard University, The Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact contact@bostonsocialism.org.

Chicago | October 29
Midwest Marxism Conference
DePaul University, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave, SAC Room 161, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact chicagosocialists@gmail.com.

Madison, Wis. | October 22-23
Wisconsin Fall Socialist Conference
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., see "Today in the Union" for exact room locations, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact iso.madison.city@gmail.com.

New York City | November 5-6
Greater New York Marxism Conference
Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact nyciso@gmail.com.

Portland, Ore. | November 19
Northwest Socialism Conference
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
Visit portlandsocialists.org/ or contact pdxiso@gmail.com.

San Diego | November 12
Southern California Marxism Conference
Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., starting at 9 a.m.
Visit the conference website or contact isosandiego@yahoo.com.

Washington, D.C. | October 22
D.C. Area Marxism Conference
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Branch Library, 1630 7th St. NW, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or contact ISO_district@yahoo.com.