TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007
BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE
Saturday – Sunday, November 3 – 4
University of Texas at Austin
The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region — from opposing the war to organizing against the death penalty and more — to discuss how we can rebuild the left and a revolutionary alternative to the messed-up priorities of this system: war, corporate greed and racism.
Saturday, Nov. 3
12:00 PM — Registration begins in the CMA building room A 3.112
1:00 PM — Opening Plenary: Building the Revolutionary Alternative
Guest speaker: David Whitehouse, Co-editor of the International Socialist Review
3:00 PM — Workshops
• How Can We End the War ?
• Credit Crunch and Mortgage Meltdown: The Crazy Economics of Capitalism
6:00 PM — Panel Discussion: The New Movements for Civil Rights
Cases like the Jena Six have shined a spotlight on the deep-seated racism in American society. A panel of activists from the Jena Six solidarity movement, the campaign that saved Kenneth Foster, Jr. from execution in Texas and others will discuss their struggles and why we need a new movement for civil rights. Speakers include: Claire Dube (Save Kenneth Foster campaign), K.C. Carter (Hip Hop Against Police Brutality), Dana Cloud (UT professor and anti-death penalty activist), and Courtney Morris (student activist).
Sunday, Nov. 4
11:00 AM — Sunday session on “Trotsky’s Marxism”
Plus… a book fare, party Saturday night, and more!
Map to the CMA building: http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cma.html
$5-20 registration (sliding scale). More information: firstname.lastname@example.org