Category: Featured Talks

Opening Plenary: Fighting Racism in Trump’s America

View in Schedule Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a professor at Princeton’s Center for African American Studies and author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, canceled two speaking engagements following her May 30 commencement speech at Hampshire College, where she called President Trump a “racist, sexist megalomaniac.” After Fox News covered the speech, she received more than fifty emails,…

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100 Years of Revolutionary Struggle: From Russia to Today

Including “Lenin and the Bolshevik Party,” “The History of the Russian Revolution,” “The Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Black Left in the U.S.,” “The Cuban Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro,” “Class Struggles in China,” and “Crisis and Resistance: The Struggle Continues in Greece.”

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Marxism 101

Marxism 101 talks, including “Marxism, Exploitation, and Oppression,” “The Theory of the United Front,” “Why We Need A Revolutionary Party,” and “Not Just Your Pay Grade: How Do Marxists Understand Class?”

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Three Generations: Athletes and Activism

Olympic Gold Medalist Wyomia Tyus and NBA veteran Craig Hodges in conversation with Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin View in Schedule Socialism 2017 is proud to announce a panel exploring the recent explosion of athletic activism and the history of political athletes standing up against racism and injustice. Due to personal commitments, we regret to…

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“How We Get Free” – Combahee River Collective panel discussion

Socialism 2017 is excited to announce “How We Get Free,” a panel discussion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Combahee River Collective Statement. Panelists will include Barbara Smith and Demita Frazier, two of the three authors of the original document, as well as activists Alicia Garza, Barbara Ransby, Sharon Smith and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who will discuss the impact of the statement on the struggles of today.

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