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|Date||Sunday July 04|
|Time||8:30 AM - 3:30 PM|
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With the economy in shambles and with wars and occupations continuing, the challenge to change these conditions confronts us all. More than a year ago, millions placed their hopes in Barack Obama and the Democrats to solve these problems. But after months of broken promises and concessions to conservatives, jobs are scarce, the banks are unregulated, and full equality for LGBT people remains elusive.
Socialism 2010—to be held in both Chicago and Oakland—will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to explore questions about how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.
Last year, more than 1,800 people turned out to explore the history of struggles of ordinary people, to learn about radical figures who led social movements and to debate theoretical questions that can help us change the world.
Join us for more than 100 talks on issues such as: What is the Real Marxist Tradition?, Race in the Obama Era, Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Future of Humanity, Abortion and Women’s Liberation, and Building a New Left in the Obama Era.
Don’t miss the chance to meet, talk and socialize with hundreds of others like you who want to build an alternative to a system of greed, racism, war and oppression.
LIST OF SPEAKERS
LIST OF TALKS
(Final Schedule TBD)
* Full Conference, Early Bird Rate—$80
* Saturday and Sunday—$75
* Single Day—$35
* Single Session—$15
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the nearest ISO branch to where you live. Most ISO branches are engaging in fund raising, carpools, discount airfare, packing hotel rooms, etc. to reduce the costs for conference participants as much as possible. The contact info for the over 60 branches around the US can be found here:
FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
On-site child care will be provided. To help us plan, please make sure to note the number of children and their ages when you register online. Those requesting childcare must let us know by May 31, 2010.
Sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publishers of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review.
Also Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publishers of Socialist Worker newspaper.