Full Schedule Left Coast Forum 2017

Happening now!

First Left Coast Forum in Los Angeles.
Get Tickets onsite, they start at $25!

No one is turned away for the lack of money!

Come to:
L.A. Trade Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015



We had a wonderful opening day! To everyone coming Saturday and Sunday, we are excited to see you. Just a couple notes:
It's been a bit chilly and some of our activities are outdoor - so it might be good to bring a sweater (for the evening especially).
The entrance for the conference is on Grand And 23rd. There is free parking in the 23rd St parking lot and the 24th parking garage.


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Friday
November 3rd, 2017
  Main Stage Room TE 101 Room TE 107 Room TE 111 Room TE 113 Room TE 120
6:00 PM   The Olympics and Homelessness: How The State of Exception Spurs Displacement and Tools for for the Left to Fight Back

A Conversation About Values Driven Worker/Owner Cooperatives and A Left Agenda to Support and Help Build Them All Over the Place

Do It Like Durham: Tearing Down Statues & The Role of Militance in the Current Period

Non-Violent Resistance: Success for Peace in the Holy Land Workshop: How Do We Develop a Climate Change Revolutionary Program and Movement?
7:00
to
9:00 PM
A Left Program for the US Today - Keynote by Richard D. Wolff

 

 

 

Saturday 
November 4th, 2017
  Main Stage Room TE 101 Room TE 107 Room TE 111 Room TE 113 Room TE 120
9:00
to
10:15 AM
Can the Green Party be a Multi-Racial Working Class Political Party? National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Training Strategic Issues - The Fight for Necessities Is the Fight Against Fascism

What Role Do Faith Communiites Have to Play?

The Electoral College: Should It Stay Or Should It Go? Film & Training Solidarity with Syrian and Iranian Progressives
10:30
to
12:00 AM
Centrality of Race From Resistance To Running For Office: How Progressives Can Build Progressive Alliances to Win Ending Money Bail Film Screening: "Red in Blue" Arab Americans for Syria

Election systems: Issues and solutions

12:00
to
1:15 PM
Why End War and How - David Swanson Keynote
1:30
to
2:45 PM
The Real Cost of Mass Incarceration Surviving Police Encounters - "Walking While Black" Film and Book Discussion

Building a Peoples Democratic Workers Party Workers Party

Starts 1:10PM: Film Screening: THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY

Campus Antifascist Network: Fight Fascism with Solidarity

Self-Organization and Revolution - a Dialogue Between Revolutionaries

2:45
to
4:00 PM
Families United 4 Justice Movement Building in era of Trumpism

Starts 3:15PM: Solartopia

Black Struggle - Class Struggle: Takin it Over

Film screening: Unamerican Struggle Full Spectrum Resistance: Transnational Solidarity in Social Justice Movements

#WeChoose: A Critical Conversation about Public Education

4:15
to
5:30 PM
Confronting the Assault on Communities of Color Insurgent Activist-Scholarship: In But Not Of The University

The Labor Movement and Worker Cooperatives

Film screening: Trumping Democracy

A Guide to Battling Environmental Oppression in Your Backyard

Three Problematics in the Converging Crises of Energy, Capitalism & Environment
6:00
to
7:15 PM
She the People: the Heart of the Progressive Movement - Keynote by Aimee Allison
7:30
to
9:00 PM
A Love-Driven Politics: Reclaiming the Hope & Heart of Progressivism - Keynote by David Kyuman Kim

 

 

Sunday
November 5th, 2017
  Main Stage Room TE 101 Room TE 107 Room TE 111 Room TE 113 Room TE 120
9:00
to
10:15 AM
How Progressives Are Organizing in California Art and Imperialism Immigration Policy in the Age of Trump Film Screening: Brave New Films Technology and Revolution: A Convergence Unconference Networking
10:30
to
11:45 AM
The ABCs of Socialism: Revolution or Reform Having Women Behind The Camera Makes a Difference for Women & Girls Around the World The Democratic Socialist Alternative: What is It? The Watsonville Canning Strike: History, Lessons, Current Implications We’ve Been Here Before, We’re Here Again: Overcoming Acute Repression of Dissent

The Case for US Sanctions on Israel

12:00
to
1:15 PM
Censorship and Free Speech in the Trump Era

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