Midwest Day School

July 28, 2018

Date(s) - July 28, 2018
9:00 am CDT to 7:00 pm CDT

DATE:  July 28, 2018
TIME:  9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location:  People’s Church of Chicago, 941 W. Lawrence, Chicago

As capitalism squeezes more and more, people are fighting back. Left movements are on the rise across the country. From Black Lives Matter to the Women’s March, from the Fight for Fifteen to Immigrant Workers’ Rights, resistance is growing across the U.S. and Socialism is an idea whose time has come. At the Solidarity Summer school, activists engaged in these resistance struggles will gather to learn from each other in interactive workshops, classes, and informal discussion.

The following will be the day school’s schedule:

Registration, coffee and refreshments

9:30am to 11:00am
What do we mean by socialism? An introduction
Robin Peterson and Ryne Poelker

11:15am to 12:45pm
The Fight Against US Imperialism Today
Andy Thayer, Vicki Cervantes and David Finkel

1:00pm to 2:00pm

2:15 to 3:30pm
The Labor Resistance Today: Post-Janus and More
Jane Slaughter, JP Kaderbek, Peter Landon, Abby Agriesti

3:45 to 5:15pm
From the Classrooms to the Streets: Dispatches From Today’s Teacher Movement
Nina Chacker, Detroit teacher
Dawn Tefft, UIC GEO
Johanna Moldonado, Chicago teacher
John Fleissner, Milwaukee teacher

Closing Plenary
5:30 to 7pm
Taking Power: Activists and The Ballot Box
Ugo Okere, candiate for 40th ward alderman and DSA member
Byron Sigcho, candidate for 25th ward alderman and DSA member
Maria Hadden, candidate for 49th ward alderman and community activist
Chris Poulos, 33rd Working Families Party and the campaign for Rossana Rodriguez

Pizza and refreshments will be provided for the closing plenary. Not all planned talks were able to be fit in due to cancellations and limited capacities. The day school is suggested donation and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A more detailed program, with a list of lunch options will be provided at the conference.

Register for the event!



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