Summer School Schedule

Schedule | Program | Readings | Introduction | Registration | Logistics

Friday, August 3

9:00 AM-9:30 AM Registration

9:30-10:00 AM Introduction

10:00 AM-Noon Opening Plenary: Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance

Noon-1:45 PM Lunch/People of Color Caucus

1:45-3:30 PM Workshop Block 1

  1. A Marxist View of the Crisis
  2. Contemporary Developments on the Black Left

3:45-5:30 Activities

  1. Film Screening/Discussion: The Crisis of Civilization
  2. “Writing Political Articles” Workshop with Dan La Botz
  3. Charlie Post on his new book, The American Road to Capitalism

5:30-7:15 PM Dinner

7:15-9:00 PM Workshop Block 2

  1. How Were Mass Socialist Parties Built? The Rise of the Second and Third Internationals
  2. SNCC: From Civil Rights to Black Liberation
  3. Marxism and Ecology

Saturday, August 4

9:00 AM-11:30 AM Plenary: Ecosocialist Visions

11:30 AM-1:30 PM Lunch/Queer Caucus

1:30-3:15 PM Workshop Block 3

  1. Occupy and Labor
  2. Austerity, Immigration, and Latino Communities
  3. The School to Prison Pipeline

3:30-5:15 PM Workshop Block 4

  1. How Austerity Affects Oppressed Groups
  2. Student Struggles in Quebec
  3. Chicago Teachers Struggle

5:15-6:30 PM Special Meetings

6:30 PM Dinner

Sunday, August 5

9:15-11:00 AM Workshop Block 5

  1. Austerity and Resistance in Europe
  2. The Persisting Relevance of the Russian Revoluton: Myths, Realities, and Legacies

11:00 AM-11:45 AM Lunch Break

11:45 AM-1:45 PM Plenary: Occupy, Resistance, and the Left

1:45 PM-2:15 PM Evaluation/Closing

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