March 17, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MIT
A radical take on #MeToo, the crises in Korea and Palestine, the new Poor People's Campaign, labor issues in Massachusetts schools, -- what do these have in common? They are topics at the third annual Boston Socialist Unity conference, held at MIT on March 17. Interest in socialism has been surging, especially among youth, who are responding to the mounting problems, social divisions and political paralysis in the US. This has led to increased membership in many socialist organizations seeking more influence; the conference theme is, "Building a Socialist Political Force: Social Movements and the Left in An Election Year."
Our lunchtime plenary presents different perspectives on the 2018 elections and electoral politics, seeking common ground and strengthening the movement: presentations by members of: Socialist Party of Boston; Freedom Road Socialist Organization; the Communist Party USA - Boston; Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party; Our Revolution and Democratic Socialists of America.
Two sessions of participatory workshops will showcase movement-building work and issues. Other topics include: Puerto Rico; immigrant rights and deportation; Drugs, Violence and Free Trade; Jobs not Jails; lessons from Gramsci; Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel; socialist organizing strategies; digital security; labor issues in education.
Center for Marxist Education
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party USA - Boston
Freedom Road Socialist Organization/
Organicion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad
Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party
July 26 Coalition of Boston
MIT Student Activist Coalition
Mass Global Action
Massachusetts Pirate Party
Socialism and Democracy
Socialist Party USA
United for Justice with Peace
Venezuela Solidarity Committee
List in formation.