Generation Left Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Generation Left Working Conference Schedule

MayDay Community Center
176 St. Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
Presidents' Day Weekend 2016
Nearest subways: Dekalb Ave (L), Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave (M,L)

Friday, February 12, 2016

6 PM: Registration and Welcome
7 PM: Building on Bernie: What Comes Next
  • Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin Magazine
  • Ethan Earle, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  • Liz Henderson, Chair, We Need Bernie; Democratic Socialists of America
  • Ben Packer, College Students for Bernie
  • Moumita Ahmed, People for Bernie -Moderator

Saturday, February 13, 2016

9 AM: Registration and Breakfast

10 AM: Understanding Intersectionality (Plenary)

  • Michele Rossi, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
  • Maria Svart, National Director, Democratic Socialists of America
  • Spencer Brown, Wesleyan University Young Democratic Socialists
  • Liza Featherstone, The Nation

 

Breakout Group Leaders: Mercy Villa, Desiree Feliciano, Adam Cardo, Kayla Pace

12:15 PM: Workshop Block #1 - Education

Fighting the Neoliberal University

  • Dustin Guastella, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
  • Jason Schulman, New York City Democratic Socialists of America
  • Mindy Isser, Fight for Fifteen and Service Employees International Union
  • Jared Abbott, Boston Democratic Socialists of America -Moderator

Socialist Feminism

  • Mercy Villa, William Patterson Young Democratic Socialists
  • Desiree Feliciano, William Patterson Young Democratic Socialists 
  • Deirdre Cooper Owens, Professor of African American History at CUNY's Queens College
  • Michele Rossi, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America

Gender and Sexuality

  • Noelle Nieves Flynn, NCC Young Democratic Socialists
  • Adam Cardo, Emory Young Democratic Socialists
  • Natalie Midiri, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America -Moderator

1:45 PM: Lunch

Sessions:

  • Religion and Socialism
  • Being a Socialist Writer

2:45 PM: What is Democratic Socialism: Bernie and Beyond? (Plenary)

  • Neal Meyer, Jacobin Magazine and former Young Democratic Socialists National Organizer
  • Jared Abbott, Boston Democratic Socialists of America
  • Jack Suria Linares, Co-Chair Young Democratic Socialists
  • Michele Rossi, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America -Moderator

Break

4:30 PM: Workshop Block #2 - Skills

Coalition Work and Solidarity
  • David Duhalde, Deputy Director, Democratic Socialists of America
  • Alberto Aguilar, University of Texas-El Paso Young Democratic Socialists
  • Ethan Young
  • Moderator
Continuing Sanders' Political Revolution
  • Liz Henderson, Chair, We Need Bernie; Democratic Socialists of America -Moderator/Presenter
  • Adam Goldman, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
  • Natalie Midiri, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
Starting a YDS chapter
  • Sean Monahan, Brown University Young Democratic Socialists
  • David Littman, University of Georgia Young Democratic Socialists
  • Shelby Murphy, YDS Co-Chair- Moderator

5:30 PM: Young Democratic Socialists in Action!

8 PM to Midnight: Party in Brooklyn

(Directions will be made available closer to the event)

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

9:30 AM: Registration

10:30 AM: The Rise of the Right-Wing & the Role of the Left in the United States (Plenary)

  • Frances Fox-Piven, Democratic Socialists of America Vice-Chair 
  • Joseph Schwartz, Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
  • Sarah Leonard, The Nation
  • Chris Maisano, New York City Democratic Socialists of America -Moderator

12:15 PM: Brunch

1:30 PM: Workshop Block #3 - Education 

Non-Eurocentric Theory
  • Shelby Murphy, Co-Chair Young Democratic Socialists and Lamar University Young Democratic Socialists
  • Kazembe Balagun, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  • Femi Agbabiaka, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
  • Jack Suria-Linares, Co-Chair Young Democratic Socialists -Moderator
Alternative Labor Organizing
  • Chris Maisano, New York City Democratic Socialists of America 
  • Sarah Jaffe, The Nation Institute
  • Neal Meyer, Jacobin Magazine and former Young Democratic Socialists National Organizer -Moderator

Climate Change and Capitalism

  • Paul Garver, Boston Democratic Socialists of America
  • Aurash Khawarzad, We Act for Environmental Justice and The New School
2:45 Goodbyes!
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