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Symposium: Capitalism in Crisis - Socialism for the 21st Century
Date Thursday July 23
Time 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Whitcomb Hotel
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorKarl
Capitalism in Crisis: Socialism for the 21st Century

A symposium sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence Education Fund, Inc.

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Whitcomb Hotel • 1231 Market Street • San Francisco, CA

Panels

Building the Progressive Majority in the Age of Obama 1:00 PM

Jack O’Dell, historic figure of the civil rights movement in the South, will present a “Democracy Charter”

followed by a panel of movement activists including Michael Eisenscher, National Organizer, US Labor
Against the War; Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation; Steve Williams, Co-Director, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER); Frank Martin del Campo, President, San Francisco Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA); Bill Fletcher, Jr., Executive Editor, Black Commentator

Conversation on the Left: Building the Left and the
Progressive Majority 4:00 PM

A roundtable discussion moderated by Committees of Correspondence for Democracy
and Socialism (CCDS) Co-Chairs James Campbell and Mark Solomon. Roundtable participants:
Mildred Williamson of CCDS, Jamala Rogers of Freedom Road Socialist Organization; Linda Burnham,
independent political activist; Michael Rubin of Solidarity, and leading representatives of the Communist
Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America (speakers TBA.)

Building Socialism in the 21st Century – An International Evening 7:30 PM

An evening of internationalism will feature Helmut Scholz, Executive Committee of the Party of the
European Left and head of the International Department of the Die Linke (The Left) Party of Germany;
Marcos Garcia, Second Secretary for Labor Affairs for the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela; Chris Matlhako, Secretary for International Relations and member of the Political Bureau of
the South African Communist Party, and a representative from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(speaker TBA).

Admission: $20; $5 for low income, youth and students

Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
(in conjunction with the CCDS 6th National Convention)
July 24-25, 2009 Public Invited

An International Breakfast with honored guests from South Africa, Venezuela, Germany,
France, and Vietnam, Friday, July 24, 8:00 AM at the Whitcomb Hotel

Reception and Tribute to Charlene Mitchell sponsored by the Kendra Alexander Foundation
Friday, July 24, 2009, 7:00 PM at the Whitcomb Hotel Admission: $20; $5 for low income, youth and students

An Evening of Solidarity with Vietnam: Judge Claudia Morcom will present findings of the May 18, 2009 International Peoples' Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange in Paris, France where she presided as one of several international judges. Saturday, July 25, 7:30 PM at the Whitcomb Hotel. Admission: $20; $5 for low income, youth and students.

Registration for Symposium and 3-day CCDS Convention includes all programs: $50. Special rates for low income, students and youth.

For more information:
CCDS West Coast Office
522 Valencia Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
Ph: (415) 863-6637 Fx: (415) 863-5543
Email: karl [at] cc-ds.org
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