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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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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

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)