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Social Reproduction/Feminism for the 99% H203 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Peace Congress H305 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
"Are We There Yet?" Dramatic Progress and Challenges in the Single Payer, Improved Medicare for All Movement Nationally and Locally H2LG Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
100 Years Ago: Revolution in Germany H316 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A Necessary Conversation about -Isms: Institutional Racism, Colorism, Internalized Racism and Social Mobilization in America H201 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A Season of People's Uprisings in Africa H216 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee with Victor Grossman 4th Floor Humanities Lounge Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Acid Communist Literature 4th Floor Humanities Lounge Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Activist-Minded Writers' Workshop H313 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Activists United: Free Bedouins From Israeli Occupation Death Grip H214 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Anti-Capitalism in the 21st Century LLC 124 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Anti-Fascism, Anti-Communism, and the New Anti-Semitism H307 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Art and Politics After Platforms H314 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Between Earth and Empire: International Movements for Social and Ecological Regeneration with John P. Clark and Matt Meyer H210 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Beyond Sect or Movement: What Is a Political Center? H316 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Beyond the Rank-and-File Strategy H201 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beyond Utopias, Beyond Partial Fixes: Envisioning the Structure of Socialism H315 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work with Jenny Brown and Laura Tanenbaum 4th Floor Humanities Lounge Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Liberation and the Universal H302 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Liberation Strategies in the Empire of Exceptionalism LLC 124 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Workers' Key to Communist Revolution H302 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Black Workers: Our Last Labor Revolution and Our Next H302 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Book Launch: Celebrating the Life of Rod Bush and His Revolutionary Contribution to the Struggles for Black Nationalism, Human Rights, Freedom, Justice, Equal Rights, Dignity and Emancipation. H213 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Budget for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal H206 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Building Left Unity: Means and Missteps in the Age of the Intellectual Dark Web LLC 116 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cities and Climate Justice, Global and Local Strategies H206 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Claiming Back the City: Strategies and Examples from Montreal H307 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Combating US War and Regime Change Threats against Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. H214 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Combatting the Corporate Media Machine LLC 124 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Confronting Fascism in Brazil: The Left Stand Up and Fight Back! H214 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Confronting Race and Racism in Education H203 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Confronting the Resurgence of Authoritarianism, Right and “Left” H301 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Continuing Solidarity with Cuba in the U.S. H215 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Continuous Cold War: U.S. vs USSR / U.S. vs Russian Federation H214 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Conversations on Strategies for Total Transformation H315 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Coordinating Twitterstorms to Win on Social Media H206 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Courage to Speak H314 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Crouching Ancien Regime, Hidden Emerging New Order, the U.S. and China H305 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cuba Speaks for Itself: The Cuban Revolution and U.S.-Cuban Relations Today H215 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Debt Relief. Economic Development and Human Rights: Reforming U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Trump Era H204 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Decline and Fall of the U.S. Empire H316 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Decolonization 2.0(19): The Rising Movement to Dismantle Francafrique H215 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Disaster Capitalism, Colonialism and Climate Change: Puerto Rico in Crisis and Resistance H303 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dismantling the U.S. Empire’s Fake News: Lessons from the Book “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News--From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.” LLC 124 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Donald Trump and the New Grassroots Fascism H301 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Double Jeopardy: Crises in Economic Life and in Relationships in the U.S. Today. LLC 124 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drinking the 'Trope'-icana: Weaponizing Anti-Semitism Against the Left H202 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Election Integrity: Publicly Verified Elections and Informed Public Are Key to De-Corrupting Our Democracy! LLC 122 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
End the War on Black and Indigenous Women and Girls H203 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Experimental Fiction and the Representation of Political Crisis: Four Writers and Publishers Discuss Attempts to Speak the Unspeakable H313 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Farmworker Justice and the Fight for Worker-Driven Social Responsibility in U.S. Agriculture H206 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fighting to Learn, Learning to Fight: Supporting Transformative Social Struggles as a Student and Young Scholar H315 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Food Sovereignty in the Global North and Global South H314 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
For Workers Mobilization to Defend Immigrants and Crush the Fascist Threat H301 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Freedom Dreaming: A Call to Imagine H315 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
From Rojava to U.S.: Lessons in Feminism, Radical Democracy and Social Ecology H213 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gilets Jaunes: Repression and the Construction of Democracy H305 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Going forward with the Media in the Left today: The Pacifica Case H302 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Growing the Solidarity Economy: Theory and Practice H315 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Historians and the Current Crisis: Old/New Ideas for Organizing against Wealth and Power H204 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
How a Basic Income Affects the Welfare Rights Movement, from the 1960's to Today H209 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
How America Became Capitalist: Race, Class, Gender, and Empire LLC 122 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
How Do We Confront Trumpism Now, and Going Forward?: Marxist-Humanist Perspectives H301 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
How the Haitian and Venezuelan Revolutions Are Intimately Linked Today, as They Were in the Early 19th Century H215 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
How Will the Left Vote in the Presidential Election? H206 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Insurgent Supremacists: Understanding and Fighting The U.S. Far Right with Matthew N. Lyons 4th Floor Humanities Lounge Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
International Efforts to Save the Planet H206 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Is Capitalism Driving Us Crazy? The Mental Health Crisis H213 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Is There a Socialist Case for Reparations? H314 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jazz and Self Determination: A Social History #4 H313 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learning to Love in a Neo Liberal Age H213 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Left Perspectives on the European Elections H303 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Leftism in Africa Today: Sierra Leone's African Socialist Movement H216 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lenin: His Works' Pertinence Here and Now LLC 124 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Lessons from the Warzone: A New Model for Engaging Campuses, Creating Dialogue, and Fighting Extremism H305 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Looking Back, Building Forward: Putting Reparations in Perspective H302 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Marx and the Feminist Question H203 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mueller and Me and Bianca Make Three LLC 122 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Muslim Political Prisoners and the EGO Relief Act H215 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
My Mis-Education in 3 Graphics LLC 116 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Neocolonialism and New Democratic Movements in West Africa H216 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Occult Features of Anarchism - With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples H213 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
OffCenter: The Emergence of a Counterculture Linked to POC and Queer Folk Existing in Small-Town Texarkana LLC 116 Friday June 28th, Film Screenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overcoming Barriers to Solidarity: Reflecting on Contradictions in Our Movement H303 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pan Africanism: A Solution to the Neo-Liberal Disaster H302 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Panopticon and Piecework: A Lyft Driver's View of Gaming in the Gig Economy LLC 122 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Parties of Autonomy: Exploring the Party-Form Today H209 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Perspectives of the Venezuelan Left Opposition H305 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pete Seeger at 100--Insights from Some Who Knew Him H314 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Poetry of Refuge, Flight and Immigration H314 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Poetry Open Salon: Expressions and Challenges from a Radical Imagination H313 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Public Education’s Racist High School Admissions Practices and the Historic Parent/Community/Neighborhood-Led struggle for Control of Our Public Schools H210 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Race, Class, Gender, and the University: Struggles Within and Beyond the Campus Walls LLC 116 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Radical Lawyers and Advocates Convening: Supporting Grassroots Organizing and Movement Building H204 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Reading Capital Today: Booklaunch for "A Reader's Guide to Marx's Capital" 4th Floor Humanities Lounge Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reparations and Its Discontents H209 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reparations to African People: A Socialist Demand H216 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Resistance, Rebellion, and the Rising Tide of Fascism in India. H215 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Resisting the Anti-Defamation League's Attacks Against Communities of Color—Nationally and Internationally H216 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Russia Gate and the New Cold War: Critical Perspectives H202 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Russia-U.S.: From Establishment's Conflict to People's Dialogue (Reflection in a Red Eye) H202 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Saturday Plenary - Stonewall and Beyond: Queer Liberation Auditorium St. Francis Plenary: Saturday June 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Screening: "The Corporate Coup d'Etat" LLC 124 Friday June 28th, Film Screenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle+20: From Free Trade to the Green New Deal H204 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sex. Sexy, Patriarchy and Feminism H203 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Should the Green Party Stand Down in 2020? H303 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Social Movement Forces, Electoral Politics & the Revolutionary Process: Consciousness, Vision & Strategy H301 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Socialist Humanism: Its Legacy for the Present H307 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Solidarity with Cooperation Jackson H307 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Solving Climate Change: Tools for the Emotional Work H206 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
State and Local Strategies to Strengthen Workers’ Rights H201 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Debt Boycott: Organizing the Power of Economic Withdrawal H210 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Closing Plenary: What is Left to be Done? Auditorium St. Francis Plenary: Sunday June 30th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Teachers Strikes Up Against the Labor Bureaucracy: For Class Struggle Leadership H210 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology and Revolution: the U.S. Left's Program for Action H2LG Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The 411 On Mumia Abu-Jamal & Our Freedom Fighters LLC 116 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The End of the "End of History": The Left Alternative to Conservative Liberalism. The Failure of Fukuyama’s Forecast LLC 122 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Fight for Reproductive Justice and a Radical Feminist Movement H203 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Green New Deal H2LG Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The History of the NYC Tenant Movement--An Interactive Workshop H307 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Housing Question H213 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
The Left Project in Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future H213 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Lincoln Brigade and the Spanish Civil War: Feel-Good Story of 20th Century Idealism? Or the Good Fight of Anti-Fascist Resistance and Proletarian Internationalism? H315 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The National Educators Revolt and its Lessons LLC 122 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The New Deal and American Socialism H316 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The New York Left: What Happened the Last Year and What’s Next? H303 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Political Economy of a Long Depression H303 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Politics of Pesticides: Some things too many Leftists don't think about and should H314 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
The Rising Movement for a People's Party H209 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Shared Stories of Religion and Socialism LLC 116 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
The Situation in Ukraine H214 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Situation in Venezuela Today and the Fight Against U.S. Intervention H215 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The World Turned Upside Down? Launching the 2019 Socialist Register H210 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Yellow Vests Movement --“We Want to Live Not Just Survive” H202 Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Theater of the Oppressed as a Fight Back Tool: Some Practical Skils for Activists - Part I H313 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Theater of the Oppressed as a Fight Back Tool: Some Practical Skils for Activists - Part II H313 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Three Marxist Takes On Climate Change LLC 124 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Towards Building a Poor People's Army: Organizing and Fighting for Our Lives! H204 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Trotskyist Youth in the Fight for Socialist Revolution vs. "Sanders Socialism" H209 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Unanimous is Not Enough: Abolish the 13th Amendment - Free the Angola 2000 H2LG Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Understanding Right Wing Internationalism H202 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Urban Genome Project H204 Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venezuela and Iran: The Left's Role in Curbing U.S. Imperialism H214 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Views on Women´s Rights and Resistance from Literature, Education, Poetry, and Activism H203 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vulgar Complexity: How Can Complexity Science, Computation, and Evolution Inform Left Political Strategy? H307 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
W.A.R Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney LLC 116 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies H201 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
We All Need the NEED Act: Dennis Kucinich's Bill for a Total Change of our Money System H316 Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
We Refuse to Be Left Behind: Disability-Led Disaster Activism H204 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
What Is Fascism and How Do We Fight It. H301 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Why Socialists Need to Fight for Proportional Representation and Ranked Choice Voting H201 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Will Sex Workers See the Light of Day? Prospects for Decriminalization H210 Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Women & LGBTQ Struggles in the Caribbean H216 Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Writing Dissent in Crime Fiction H313 Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Xinjiang Reconsidered: Chinese Terror Capitalism, Internal Colonialism, and Neoplatonism H305 Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm