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Bay Area Marxism Conference
Date Saturday November 05
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley • 220 Wheeler and 126 Barrows
Bancroft & Telegraph
Berkeley, CA
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorInternational Socialist Organization
Emailiso [at] norcalsocialism.org
Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism is no longer working. And millions of people around the world—from Athens to Cairo to San Francisco—are fighting back.

Marxism provides a revolutionary understanding and strategy for ridding society of exploitation and oppression once and for all.

We want more than just resistance, we want to win. Join us!

10am: Registration

11am: Opening Plenary

12pm - 6pm: Workshop Tracks

Track 1: Why the Working Class Can Change Society

- No Power Great: Marxism and the Centrality of Class
- The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike: A Case Study in Working Class Power
- The Changing Working Class and the Future of the Labor Movement

Track 2: Marxism and Oppression

- The Roots of Racial Oppression
- Theories of Women's Oppression
- Can the Working Class Liberate the Oppressed?

Special guest speakers include:

Alan Maass, longtime editor of Socialist Worker newspaper and the daily Web site SocialistWorker.org and author of The Case for Socialism. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, editorial board member of the International Socialist Review. She is a frequent contributor on the subject of race and class and has written extensively on the struggle for housing justice. Her articles have also appeared on the Black Commentator, CounterPunch and Gaper's Block Web sites. Todd Chretien, long-time Bay Area activist and writer for to the International Socialist Review and Socialist Worker on the topics of U.S. and Latin American politics and the ideas of the Marxist tradition.

Plus many more leading Socialist activists from all over the Bay Area ...
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