Boston Socialist Day School 2019

September 28, 2019

Date(s) - September 28, 2019
9:30 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Northeastern Law School

Join us for a one-day school on some of the key issues facing the left today. Panels include:


9:30 – 10 – Registration
10 – 10:15 – Welcome and Intro
10:15 – 11:45 Plenary: Socialists and Local Electoral Politics
11:45 – 1:15pm Panels: Labor OR Climate Change
1:15 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:15 Panels: Knowledge Work OR Pink Tide OR Healthcare
4:15 – 5:45 Plenary: Socialist Feminism

Socialists and Local Politics
10:15 – 11:45

Gayle McLaughlin (Richmond Progressive Alliance, former mayor of Richmond),
Matt Miller (Boston DSA),
Robin Peterson (Chicago socialist city council campaigns)

Why the Working Class and Socialists in the Labor Movement
1:15 – 2:45

Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin),
Karin Baker (Pioneer Valley DSA Solidarity),
John Fitzgerald (Solidarity), and
Laura Gabby (NYC DSA, Carpenters Union)

Climate Change and Capitalism
1:15 – 2:45

Daniel Faber (author: “Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization”),
Prem Shankar, Rafael Ubal (Extinction Rebellion)

The Pink Tide in 2019
2:45 – 4:15

Dan La Botz (NYC DSA, Solidarity),
Jared Abbott (Boston DSA, Solidarity), and
FMLN speaker

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Knowledge Work under Capitalism
2:45 – 4:15

Kristen Sheets (Tech Workers Coalition),
Matt Taylor (Boston Tech Workers for Justice),
Ashley Houston (Northeastern Grad Student Union)

Struggle for Health Justice
2:45 – 4:15

Dan Luker, Veterans for Peace
Nicholas Nasser, MD/MPH student, SNaHP (Students for a National Health Plan)
Myranda Pierce, Right Care Alliance
Lara Jirmanis, MD/MPH, Primary Care Physician: issues of Immigrant Health

Socialist Feminism
4:15 – 5:45

Cinzia Arruzza (author: “Feminism for the 99%”),
Johanna Brenner (author: “Women and the Politics of Class”),
Donna Cartwright (Baltimore DSA, Solidarity, Executive board member of Pride at Work)

More speakers to be announced!