Young Democratic Socialists 2015: Toward an Intersectional Left

February 13, 2015 at 6pm - February 15, 2015 at 6pm
The Murphy Institute
25 W 43rd St
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036
United States
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Betsy Avila ·
This is a past event. Over 100 students from different campuses across the country met together to learn more about socialism and organizing! Follow up on this event at the social media links below, or contact:
It's time for our generation to take a stand against capitalism. Join us for a weekend of exciting speakers, workshops and socializing with fellow young activists! Learn more: YDS15 Information & Schedule

Will you come?

$85.00 Adult Observer Rate
Ages 40+

$60.00 Solidarity Rate
Students: Consider paying at this rate if you have the means. This helps keep costs down for others!

$45.00 Student/Low-Income Young Adult
Early Registration ended Feb 4th.

$35.00 NYC Local Student/Youth
Use your local zip code when registering.

$35.00 High School Student
Early Registration ended Feb 4th.

$25.00 One-Day
Entry to 1 day of the conference.

Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

February 17, 2017 · $20.00 USD

Location: MayDay Space
Where: 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Friday, February 17th at 6 PM to Sunday, February 19th to 4 PM
Click Here for a Draft Program

Political Context

This Presidents’ Day weekend, the Young Democratic Socialists will gather for our annual winter conference in New York City titled Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump. We did not choose the name lightly. In doing so, we call for leftists to collectively confront Trump and Trumpism at every possible opportunity. When a Trump administration attempts mass deportations of undocumented workers, when it attempts to register Muslims or roll back worker protections, when it attempts to take away reproductive, LGTBQ, civil, or any other rights, then we must militantly resist to prevent such measures.

To succeed, this must be explicitly socialist resistance. With liberalism having repeatedly shown itself incapable of combating the far right, it is now the time for socialists to openly declare our place in building the mass, multi-racial, and working class movement necessary for defeating the Trump administration. In this struggle, millennials will play an outsized role. That is why this conference comes at such a critical time—together we must create spaces for democratic and strategic discussion, spaces to gain organizing skills, and most importantly, spaces to form networks of young radicals for the future struggles ahead. These spaces will only come together if socialists come together. Join us this Presidents Weekend and help ignite the movement to defeat the Trump administration, continue the political revolution, and build the socialist alternative.

Key Deadlines

  • January 8th: Travel Scholarship for Air Travel (for application see below)
  • January 15th: Travel Scholarship for Non-Air Travel (ex: bus, car, train, etc.)
  • February 3rd: Early Bird Registration Ends - Tickets prices go up from $5 to $10
  • February 10th: Free Housing - We have limited free housing. You need to first register, then you will be sent an application for free housing.

Apply for a travel scholarship here! (First Deadline January 8, 2017)

Check out the working program (subject to change)