First Look at S22 Sessions

Please note: This list represents a first look at some of the sessions confirmed for Socialism 2022. More sessions are in the works, and the full list of speakers, organizational endorsers, and a schedule will be added here as the conference approaches.


Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition
Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom
The Prison Is Censorship

Black Liberation

Black Feminism and Black Liberation in 2022
Jackson Rising Redux: Lessons on Building the Future in the Present

Climate Justice

When Chicago Fought Environmental Racism and Won
Eco-Socialist Futures

Culture and Art

What Is the Culture War and How Should the Left Fight It?
Playing Through Fire: Sports in a Time of Reaction


Capitalism and Crisis in 2022
Introduction to Marxist Economics
Building Debtor Power in the Age of Finance

Gender, Sexuality, Liberation

Abolish the Family: Toward Care and Liberation
Abortion Struggles Across the World
Unpacking the Anti-Trans Backlash
Reproductive Justice After Roe
Transgender Marxism

Health Politics & Disability Justice

Pandemic Politics and the Viral Underclass
Socialism and Disability Justice: Theory and Practice
Health Communism
Disability, Madness, Liberation: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition

Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism

The Changing Face of US Empire
Abolition Means No War! The New Anti-Imperialist Movement
War, Imperialism, and Class Struggle: Perspectives for the Left
Socialist Internationalism Comes from Below
Ukraine, Self-Determination, and Imperialist War

Indigenous Liberation

Black and Indigenous Liberation: A Dialogue
Indigenous Resistance to Resource Colonization

International Politics

From the River to the Sea: The Struggle for a Free Palestine
Gaza Is Palestine: Voices from Under the Blockade
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Sudan
Social Resistance in Contemporary China

Labor Movement

Class Struggle Unionism
Fight Like Hell: The History of American Labor
Socialism at the Workplace
Rank and File Power

Migrant Justice

The Border Crossed Us: Labor, Migration, and Working-Class Internationalism
Border & Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism
Sex Work, Migration, and the Carceral System

Racism & Anti-Racism

Freedom Dreams and the Socialist Project
Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)
Antisemitism and Empire
Racial Capitalism and State Violence

Socialist Theory & Strategy

The ABCs of Marxism
The Democratic Party and the Impasse of the Left
In Defense of Socialist Planning: Why Socialism Requires Planning
Revolutionary Organization Today: An International Perspective
Yes, We Do Mean Smash the State: In Defense of Revolution
Socialist Politics and Tenant Organizing

US Politics

Organizing the South
Municipal Socialism in the US Midwest
Backlash: Crime and the Return of Law-and-Order Politics

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