ISO Event: NW Marxism Conference 2018


When:
November 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
2018-11-11T08:30:00+00:00
2018-11-11T17:00:00+00:00
Where:
Savery Hall (SAV), Seattle, WA 98105
Savery Hall (SAV)
Seattle, WA 98105, Seattle
Wa 98105
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
ISO Event: NW Marxism Conference 2018 @ Savery Hall (SAV), Seattle, WA 98105 | Seattle | Wa | US

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*Please register online in advance at https://pugetsoundsocialists.org/. This will help us know how many people to prepare for.

Amid the resistance to Trump’s agenda, 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 racism and oppression? How do strikes win and how do they spread? How do we organize to push aside the existing world order so that we can build a society based on human need instead of one propped up by exploitation and oppression?

We think that a full transformation of the brutal capitalist system we live in can only come from a revolution from below that involves the vast majority of people. The strikes, protests and courage on display this last year have confirmed the role that ordinary people can and will play in charting a way forward. Join socialists and activists from across the Pacific Northwest to dig into Marxist theory, history and practice that can help us make sense of the questions we face and develop strategies for changing the world.

Schedule:
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:45 am Welcome/Opening Plenary
10:00 am – 11:20 am From #MeToo to Women’s Liberation or Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism Today
11:30 am – 12:50 pm Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy or Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It
12:50 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 3:20 pm Race, Class & Marxism or What Kind of Party Do We Need?
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Plenary: Building a Socialist Alternative to Trump’s America

Suggested donations at the door (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds):
$10 Student
$20 General Admission
$40 Solidarity Rate

Childcare will be provided free of charge. If you will need childcare services, please make sure to register at https://pugetsoundsocialists.org/ and indicate on the form how many children you will be bringing and their ages.