Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Left Forum in NYC: 30 May – 1 June 2014
From PM Press email notification
Once again, Left Forum is happening. This year at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. A unique phenomenon in the U.S. and the world, Left Forum convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public.
Friday, May 30th - Sunday, June 1st
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, at the City University of New York
540 West 59 Street (59th and 10th Ave), New York, NY 10019
This year's theme is Reform and/or Revolution, Imagining a World with Transformative Justice.
Some “revolutionary panels with PM Press authors” are listed below, with selected participants.
SATURDAY, MAY 31ST
Session 1, Room 9.681 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am Music, Social Movements and Revolution
Mat Callahan, editor and composer for Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook and music CD.
Session 1, Room 1.129, Sat 10:00am - 11:50am Buddhism, Radical Critique and Revolutionary Praxis
John P. Clark, co-editor of Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisee Reclus
Session 1, Room 1.76, Sat 10:00am - 11:50am
Criminalizing Survival: Debt and Prison in the Age of Austerity
Session 1, Room 1.93 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am
Session 1, Room 1.90 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am
Active Nonviolence as a Tool for Creative Social Change Today
Matt Meyer, co-editor of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, editor of Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners
Session 2, Room 1.76 on Sat 12:00pm - 01:50pm Why Are Women In Prison?: The Politics of Risk
Vikki Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities
Session 3, Room 3.76 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm
Campaign for Oscar Lopez Rivera, contributors to Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance.
Session 3, Room 1.101 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm
Angela Davis, Left Forum keynote speaker and lecturer on The Meaning of Freedom, and Harry Belafonte at Occupy Wall Street, October 28 and 29, 2011: Film and Group Discussion:
Session 3, Room 8.69 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm
Radical Perspectives on Intellectual Property
Session 3, Room 1.90 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm
Hey Activists, Read This!: Why Progressives Should Read More Fiction
Session 4, Room 1.89 on Sat 05:00pm - 06:50pm
Revolution or Omnicide: Our Choice
with Stephanie McMillan, author and artist of The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad, Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet, and Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn:
SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST
Mat Callahan, editor and composer for Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook and CD, will be performing at the Pete Seeger Commemoration Concert, a celebration of his life, music and politics, Sunday evening at the Black Box Theater.
Session 5, Room L2.82 on Sun 10:00am - 11:50am
Comics for Revolution
Session 5, Room 1.101 on Sun 10:00am - 11:50am
No More Prisons, No More Jails: Update on Campaigns in California and around the US
Session 6, Room 1.81 on Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm
One Year after the Rana Plaza Collapse: Where Do We Go from Here
Efadul Huq, Bangladesh Worker Solidarity Network
Russ Davis, Jobs With Justice
Session 6, Room 1.109 on Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm
The Global Minimum Wage Struggle
Session 7, Room L.76 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm
The Road to Change: The Struggle to Free All Political Prisoners/Freedom Fighters/Revolutionists/Human Rights Defenders - Nothing Has Changed
Session 7, Room 1.103 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm
Women, Trans, Aging Prisoners and FIPs
Donna Hill Fight for Lifers and Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee
Victoria Law author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Rev. Edward Pinkney Black Autonomy Network (BANCO)
Session 7, Room 3.78 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm
Confronting Global Environmental Catastrophe: Anarchist Analyses of Collapse
John Clark New Orleans Free School Network
See more information about Left Forum HERE and check out other PM author, editor, and tabling events HERE. (Or RaHN could forward the full PM email message on request).
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