Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Boutureira
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Adrian
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Green Party U.S.
Abstract: 
In our era of consolidated Trumpismo power, and the various organic and bottom up focal points of resistance to it across the country and across movements, we, as the organized independent left, must continue to revitalize our capacity to function as an organized and unified effective force, both electorally as well as in the streets. This round-table will bring together a diverse group of Green and Socialist parties leaders and organizers, to directly address ongoing challenges and opportunities in the way forward towards the building of a more unified electoral and politically independent socialist left at this most critical time in our history. What is part of our shared history towards the goal of creating a broad front? Are there viable models for US Left unity? What are some of the possible existing vehicles towards this? How might party and group independence be affected? Is there a positive US precedence? What lessons can we gather from positive international examples, like PODEMOS in Spain or PSOL in Brazil, [as well as new cross-border anti-austerity and democracy initiatives like Varoufakis' DiEM25 ]
Green Party US