[Marxism] Regional ISO Fall Marxism Conferences

Dan Russell proletariandan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 13:11:02 MDT 2011

I just moved to SF so I'll be in Berkeley for the Bay Area conference next
weekend; hope to see some other folks there and at #OSF.


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
-- 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
contact atlantaiso at 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
contact austinsocialist at 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

Boston | November 12-13
*New England Marxism Conference*
Location TBA, starting at 10 a.m.
Visit the conference
contact contact at 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
contact chicagosocialists at 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
contact iso.madison.city at 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
contact nyciso at gmail.com <iso.madison.city at gmail.com>.

Portland, Ore. | November 19
*Northwest Socialism Conference*
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
Visit portlandsocialists.org/ or contact pdxiso at 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<http://sandiegoiso.org/socal-socialism-conference-2011> or
contact isosandiego at 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<https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122936817808191> or
contact ISO_district at yahoo.com.

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