Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007
BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE

Saturday – Sunday, November 3 – 4
University of Texas at Austin

http://socialismconferencetx.org

The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region — from opposing the war to organizing against the death penalty and more — to discuss how we can rebuild the left and a revolutionary alternative to the messed-up priorities of this system: war, corporate greed and racism.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 3

12:00 PM — Registration begins in the CMA building room A 3.112

1:00 PM — Opening Plenary: Building the Revolutionary Alternative

Guest speaker: David Whitehouse, Co-editor of the International Socialist Review

3:00 PM — Workshops

• How Can We End the War ?
• Credit Crunch and Mortgage Meltdown: The Crazy Economics of Capitalism

6:00 PM — Panel Discussion: The New Movements for Civil Rights

Cases like the Jena Six have shined a spotlight on the deep-seated racism in American society. A panel of activists from the Jena Six solidarity movement, the campaign that saved Kenneth Foster, Jr. from execution in Texas and others will discuss their struggles and why we need a new movement for civil rights.  Speakers include: Claire Dube (Save Kenneth Foster campaign), K.C. Carter (Hip Hop Against Police Brutality), Dana Cloud (UT professor and anti-death penalty activist), and Courtney Morris (student activist).

Sunday, Nov. 4

11:00 AM — Sunday session on “Trotsky’s Marxism”

Plus… a book fare, party Saturday night, and more!

Map to the CMA building: http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cma.html

$5-20 registration (sliding scale). More information: austinsocialist@hotmail.com

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2 thoughts on “Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007

  1. Not that this is entirely relevant, but I’m fascinated to see someone who self-identifies as “txcommie” being involved in “socialism.” In my experience, people who accept the latter label want nothing to do with the former, and people who claim the former say that real communism has never been instantiated, only various socialisms.

    Thanks for being eye-opening just by being 🙂

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