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Take Action to Support the Nuclear Ban Treaty! Honduras has become the 50th country to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This means that the treaty has reached the number needed to go into effect. This will start on January 2022 according to the United Nations. 122 countries out of the 193-member UN General Assembly have expressed support and 84 have signed the treaty. Write your representatives and tell them to support this effort! According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres this development, “represents a meaningful commitment towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” But this is only the beginning. Countries with nuclear weapons, including the United States, Russia, and China, have shown opposition to the treaty which aims to destroy all nuclear weapons and ban new ones. The countries that possess nuclear weapons, the US, Russia, the UK, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel have not signed the treaty. Changing perspectives in nuclear countries is incredibly important in the movement for nuclear disarmament. Citizens and residents of nuclear powers need to use their voices to support the elimination of these dangerous weapons. Tell your representatives that you want them to push for the United States to join the treaty! 



Events and Meetings:  


Monday, April 8, 2024, 5:00 PM.  Grassroots Election Protection Coalition/ALLIANCE 4 GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY.  Weekly zoom meeting.  Register here

 

Monday, April 8, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Indivisible Central Ohio Zoom Meeting.  Join us to help strategize and plan events for Fair Districts/Citizens Not Politicians signature collection!  Register here

 

Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 11, 2023, 3:00 PM.  Power Half-Hour for Gaza: Channel grief & fear into action to stop a genocide.  This week very Monday – Thursday.  Many of us are grieving, angry, scared and confused. Wherever you are, you are needed urgently now to act to stave off imminent genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. As we hold the devastating pain of the last few days, in which thousands of Palestinians and Israelis have been killed, we are terrified. The U.S. government is rushing to send more weapons to the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza. We must act together to demand the U.S. immediately de-escalate to prevent imminent genocide after 75 years of Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Invite your friends to this daily power-half hour to take action in the political community.  Call on Congress to demand they stop fueling violence -Get messaging resources and pointers for having the hard conversations with people in your life -Intervene in the media narrative beating the drums of war against Palestinians Come to channel grief and fear into action to stop the bloodshed. All are welcome. All are needed. URGENT: We need all hands on deck now to act. Register here.  If the Zoom room is full, join us on YouTube

 

Monday, April 8, 2024, 12:30 – 1:30 PM.  Myths and Facts: How to Determine the Truth about Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?  The Prevention of Genocide and Faithful Christian Responses.  As of the middle of March 2024, the death toll in Gaza is at more than 30,000 people, with more than 70,000 injuries. In Israel, it is believed 100 or more hostages may still be alive and captive in Gaza, and more than 1,700 people have been killed and more than 5,400 people injured. Different ideological communities paint very divergent pictures of causes and responsibility for who should be held accountable and where to go from here in efforts toward peace. How might Christians discern news sources and respond faithfully? This briefing and discussion is led by two Christians who wrote dissertations focused on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, occupation, and the current realities about the role the U.S. plays in the perpetuation of violence and war in the Middle East.  More information and registration here

 

Monday, April 8, 2024, 6:00 PM. A free online teach-in:  “Make War Visible…and End It” with author and activist Norman Solomon.   His book War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine was published last year. Norman will be introduced by host Harvey Wasserman. As wars continue in Gaza, Ukraine, and elsewhere, efforts to stop them are up against a powerful U.S. military-industrial-media complex. Mainstream news outlets scarcely convey the human realities of war. The event is cosponsored by the Green Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition (GREEP), the Ohio Nuclear Free Network, Veterans for Peace, the Columbus Free Press, Ohio Move To Amend, and RootsAction Education Fund. Please register for this Zoom event by clicking here.  Choose the date (or dates) you want to attend. (NOTE: Harvey’s webinar starts at 5 pm ET. Tune in early if you’d like to see what else is happening.)  For further information contact Pat Marida patmarida@outlook.com.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Food Inc, 2.  At the Gateway Film Center.   "Food Inc, 2" tells the story of an industry nearly a decade later still in dire need for reform -- including the now familiar tales of factory farms squeezing workers at the very bottom of the industry and the corporate behemoths squeezing suppliers to their breaking point at the very top.  But the sequel also tells the story of several proven solutions that give hope that a more humane food industry is, in fact, possible.  Of particular note to the Fair Food Nation, " Food Inc, 2" devotes a significant portion of its 1 hour and 34 minute runtime to the successful efforts of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program to transform agriculture and empower farmworkers to be the frontline monitors of their own rights, ending generations of exploitation and abuse for tens of thousands of US farmworkers.  The story of the CIW’s struggle is brilliantly told by the CIW’s own Gerardo Reyes Chavez, himself a farmworker for nearly two decades. Through extended interviews, Gerardo walks the viewer through the Campaign for Fair Food, the birth of the Fair Food Program in 2011, and the urgent need to expand this successful worker-driven program as far and wide as possible today. With an eye to practical, proven solutions to the food system’s many ills, “Food, Inc. 2” champions the Fair Food Program as the answer to preventing forced labor and other extreme abuses in farmwork, with a long and documented track record of results. The acclaimed documentary even names those major food giants who have so far refused to join, despite the FFP's universal recognition as the new gold standard for human rights in the US agricultural industry: Wendy’s, Publix, and Kroger.  Location:  Gateway Film Center 1550 N. High St., Columbus.  Buy tickets here

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3:30 – 5:30 PM.  International History Seminar: Le'Trice Donaldson on Charles Young, the Liberian Frontier Force and the fight against European Colonialism.  Le’Trice Donaldson is the Paul R. and Mary Haas Distinguished Professor of History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Donaldson specializes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century African American military history, the Gilded Age, WWI, and Gender History. She works at the intersection of race, gender, military service, and the long civil rights movement. She is the author of Duty Beyond the Battlefield: African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870-1920, and A Voyage Through the African American Experience. She is also an editor for a new book series, The Black Soldier in War and Society: New Narratives and Critical Perspectives, with the University of Virginia Press. Her current book projects are Remember Me: The Life of Eugene Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot, and Race Prophets: A History of the Army’s Black Chaplains. Professor Donaldson is the founder and president of the Society for Black Military Studies, currently serves on the executive board of the Association of Black Women Historians and is a W.E.B. Du Bois Research Fellow with the University of Mass-Amherst Du Bois Center, and the coordinator for the Black Studies Minor program. Dr. Donaldson earned her Ph.D. in African American History from the University of Memphis and her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  Location:  OSU Campus, Derby Hall 1039, 154 N Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210.  More information and link to registration here.  Campus Map.   

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Dennis Kucinich: The Continuing Wisdom of President Kennedy in the Struggle for PeaceDennis Kucinich joins Community Church's JFK Peace Group on April 10, 2024 to comment on President Kennedy's Peace Speech after our monthly screening of the speech. Dennis Kucinich, a current independent Congressional candidate, former Democratic Congressman from Ohio and two-time presidential candidate, is a tireless advocate for peace and a healthier world. More information and registration here

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 6:00 PM.  Fair Districts All Volunteer HuddleJoin Fair Districts leaders and volunteers for a monthly meeting. Every second Wednesday of the month at 6pm!  This month we will be giving an update on all the activities that Fair Districts volunteers, leaders and organizers have been up to in the past few months. We will be joined by some local volunteer leaders from around the state to share the impressive, inspiring, and creative ideas that they have put into action to gather signatures for the Citizens Not Politicians amendment and spread the word about the importance of ending gerrymandering in Ohio.  Register here

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Dennis Kucinich: The Continuing Wisdom of President Kennedy in the Struggle for PeaceDennis Kucinich joins Community Church's JFK Peace Group to comment on President Kennedy's Peace Speech after our monthly screening of the speech. Dennis Kucinich, a current independent Congressional candidate, former Democratic Congressman from Ohio and two-time presidential candidate, is a tireless advocate for peace and a healthier world. In 1977, having been elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 31, Kucinich became the youngest mayor of a major city in the United States. He stood up to the banks and big businesses that tried to force him to privatize Cleveland's energy utility. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Kucinich became known for his outspokenness on the need for peace. He voted against the Patriot Act, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and continued to advocate a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.  More information and Registration here

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  AIPAC is TOXIC Forum - fighting back.  AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has committed tens of millions of dollars to demolishing progressive candidates.  And we can't let them do that. Just ask New York Progressive Action Network's friend, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who lost a very winnable election when AIPAC spent $millions so they could silence another working-class champion who speaks truth to power.  Come hear Nina tell that story at our AIPAC Is Toxic Forum on April 10th from 7:00-9:00pm via zoom. She'll join Linda Sarsour (Palestinian-American political activist) and Beth Miller (Political Director, Jewish Voice for Peace Action) to discuss how AIPAC works against our democracy and what we can do to prevent it from succeeding.  We'll also hear from special guests Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (subject to availability) and Rep. Jamaal Bowman about how AIPAC has impacted them personally.  Register for the webinar here

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00 PM. Join Ohioans to Stop Executions at the Statehouse.  The #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign is going to the statehouse on April 10 and we’re parking right out front.   Governor DeWine will be delivering the State of the State address at noon, so we want to make sure people see our message! Join us to gather at the truck and demonstrate support for repeal.  We’ll have campaign swag to give away and postcards to fill out to lawmakers. You can also opt in to help us make some social media content!  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus.   Register here

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Sara Nelson on Unions, Power to the People, and the Battle for Medicare for AllSara Nelson, called “America’s most powerful flight attendant” by the NYT and tapped as a possible Secretary of Labor by the Biden administration, has served as the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO since 2014, and is currently serving her third four-year term. As a union member for nearly 30 years, Sara Nelson has been a leading voice for worker rights and a strong supporter of health care as a human right and Medicare for All, free from corporate profit. Her articulate expression of all the best that our union movement has to offer has impressed millions. She will speak about what a single payer health care system means for workers and for unions and the role unions must play for us to finally win this battle!  Register here

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas.  AFSC is delighted to host Jose Antonio Vargas as our keynote speaker for the 2024 Corporation Program. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Tony-nominated theatrical producer, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants.  He is the founder of Define American, an organization that empowers diverse and nuanced storytelling about immigrant experiences across a variety of different media. In 2020, Fortune named him one of its “40 under 40” most influential people in government and politics. After his keynote address, Vargas will be available to sign copies of his bestselling memoir, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen."  Register for the webinar here

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Chinese Responses to the Gaza War and its Regional FalloutThe deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent Israeli devastation of Gaza and resulting humanitarian catastrophe have generated geopolitical repercussions throughout the Middle East and beyond. In addition to regional actors like Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, all of the major powers, including China, Russia, and the United States, have sought to realign their foreign policies to maximize positive outcomes from the Israel/Gaza disaster and minimize negative consequences. We have heard a lot about the U.S. response to the Gaza disaster, but far less about that of these other countries, especially China. But while China is not a major player in the Israel/Hamas dispute, it has been increasingly active in the Middle East and has sought to play an active role in resolving the conflict. What, then, is China's stance on the Israel/Hamas dispute, and how does Beijing propose to resolve it? To address these questions, the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy will bring together a number of informed scholars for a webinar on the topic.  Register here

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 1:30 PM.  Nuclear exploitation: how uranium mining harms communitiesTo produce nuclear power, uranium has to be mined. But this activity proves devastating for the communities – very often of Indigenous people – working in and living near the mines. As well as immediate and ongoing harms, contamination from uranium mining activity persists for tens of thousands of years, leaving a dangerous legacy for current and future generations. Countries including Britain have exploited the human and natural resources of other countries to provide for their nuclear energy needs, resulting in long-term detrimental impacts. These include the destruction of ecosystems, and ongoing harm to human health due to persistent radiation exposure, especially in Indigenous communities still living around uranium mines sites that have never been fully decontaminated. Join CND and Beyond Nuclear for this webinar to discuss how uranium mining for nuclear power production affects communities far away from where the power is consumed.  Register here

 

Friday, April 12, 2024, 12:00 PM. AFSC Action Hour – Ceasefire Now.  Join AFSC staff every Friday to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. Register here.

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  Weekly Rally for Peace.  Location:  East North Broadway and High St., Columbus. 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 5:30 – 9:00 PM.  Columbus Free Press Second Saturday Salon.  The Free Press is celebrating the 9th Earth Day Birthday of WGRN 91.9FM community radio!  (formerly WGRN94.1FM).  We will welcome folksinger Tom Neilson as our featured guest, singing songs of satire and social commentary with his wife, Lynn Waldron.  We will honor our Producer of the Year: Felice Thomas.  Producer of the program "The Cell" that covers health issues sponsored by the Faith Thomas Foundation, an organization founded after the death of Felice's daughter of sickle cell anemia and Volunteer of the Year: Joe Keehner, longtime environmental activist, and Board member of the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, that manages WGRN. There will be light refreshments. This event is free.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus 43214.  Parking is available at the west side of the building.  Facebook Event

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 6:00 PM.  “The Movement and the ‘Madman” Film Screening and Panel Discussion.    “The Movement and the 'Madman” examines how two major antiwar protests in 1969 stopped President Nixon from escalating the U.S. war in Vietnam, including a threat to use nuclear weapons. The film draws from firsthand accounts from movement leaders, including AFSC alumni. The film's executive producer is Robert Levering, and features David Hartsough, Stewart Meacham, George Willoughby, Ron Young, and Trudi Schutz. Register here to indicate whether you will be joining in-person or online.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM.  Faith Leader's Luncheon: Home in Ohio.  The Ohio Council of Churches, Dominican Sisters of Peace, and the Hunger Network are excited to host our 2nd Annual Faith Leaders Legislative Luncheon, where people of faith, legislative leaders, and policy experts will come together to discuss the affordable housing crisis in Ohio. As people of faith and good conscience, we believe every Ohioan deserves a place to call home. Presenters will share policy solutions to help us get there and attendees will have an opportunity to talk with legislative leaders and staff about this important issue.  Location:  1 Capitol Sq, Columbus, OH 43215, USA.  General admission $35.00.  Register here

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 PM.  Petition Booklet Circulation TrainingLearn the ins and outs of collecting signatures for the Citizens Not Politicians ballot initiative.  Register here

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Consumerism, Climate Change, Happiness, Economy, Beauty, and More Author, filmmaker, and activist, John de Graaf established his reputation decades ago with his now classic films Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza. His groundbreaking documentaries like Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America and What's the Economy For, Anyway? Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness continue to inspire. If you plan to attend on Wed Apr 17, email Chuck@simplyliving.org to receive more info on the film.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:30 PM.  Jonathan Kuttab Webinar:  International Law and the War in Gaza.   Bethlehem Bible College and NEME will be hosting a webinar with human rights attorney, Jonathan Kuttab.  Register here

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Clintonville Area Progressives Meeting:  There’s Power in a Union.  As progressives, we recognize the importance of unions when it comes to negotiating for better working conditions. But do you have specific questions about the structure and activities of organized labor? Are you interested in organizing your workplace?  For our April meeting, we are excited to welcome as our special guest Jason Perlman, the political director for the Ohio AFL-CIO. Jason will be on hand to give us an update on the various projects and campaigns that the AFL-CIO and its associated unions are involved with, as well as general information about forming and maintaining a union. Come with questions! Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whetstone Branch, 3909 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook

 

Saturday, April 20, 2024, A Short History of Folk Music – Part 1We will share music that taps into escape, understanding, and transformation. Audience participation encouraged - singing, insights, dialogue! Celebrate People’s Music!  Pete Seeger said, "some music can help us escape our troubles; some music can help us understand our troubles, and some music can help us do something about our troubles." In a Short History of People's Music, we will share music that taps into escape, understanding, and transformation. We’ll talk about what Pete called "the folk process." Audience participation encouraged - singing, insights, dialogue!  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whetstone Branch, 3909 N. High St., Columbus.  More information here

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3:00 PM.  Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon: Destroying Healthcare: Israel’s War on Gaza Hospitals.  Thirty-six hospitals served 2.2 million residents in Gaza on October 6, 2023. The United Nations says that only twelve are “partially functioning” today. Israeli bombs, missiles and artillery have destroyed the rest. Ambulances and vehicles transporting medical supplies have also been destroyed. Electricity and fuel is severely restricted, with doctors operating in the dark. Medicine, including anesthesia, adrenaline and pain-killers are depleted. Surgery (including amputations on children) is done while patients are wide-awake and screaming in pain. Wounded women and children are dying because of the lack of medical care. Doctors and medical personnel have been killed, evicted, or forced to flee. Try to imagine Hell. VFHL will focus on Gaza healthcare and hospitals through three videos. Panelists will discuss the destruction of hospitals, collapse of the healthcare system, shortages of medical supplies, unimaginable working conditions, international laws regarding hospitals in war zones, and the needs for rebuilding medical capacity. Register below and join us on April 21 at 3:00 PM Eastern for a discussion of the situation with: - Ghassan Abu-Sittah - Palestinian surgeon at Al Shifa and Al Ahli Arab Hospitals - Clyde Farris - Orthopedic Surgeon at Al Shifa Hospital - Hardin Lang - Vice president for programs and policy at Refugees International (RI) Our moderator will be Chris Giannou - former Chief Surgeon at ICRC and former member Palestine National Council NOTE: After you register, you will immediately get an Approved response - BUT then look in your email for an email From: Zoom with the word "Confirmation" at the end of the subject line...there you'll find the link and password to watch the film in advance of the Salon event.  Register here.  

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 1:00 PM.  A Tribute to Refaat Alareer: The Power of Telling the Story of Gaza.  In December, Palestinian poet and professor Refaat Alareer was killed in a targeted Israeli airstrike in Gaza. In this special event, authors, editors, and the publisher of the anthology “Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire” will come together to honor Refaat’s life, memory, and legacy.  More information and link to register for the webinar here

 

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7:00 PM.  AFSC Monthly Immigration Webinar – Detention and Deportation.  Join us for the fourth of our webinar series on protecting migrant rights in an election year. In this webinar, we’ll explore the inhumane system of immigration detention and deportation in the U.S. and how we’re working to abolish it once and for all. You’ll hear from AFSC legal experts, organizers, and community members on alternatives to detention, our vision for humane immigration policies, and how you can join our efforts.  Register here

 

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  A Discussion with CSP-Conlutas Union Leaders and Socialists.  Brazilian union leaders of the 2-million-member labor federation CSP-Conlutas and members of the United socialist Workers’ Pary speak about their experience building international solidarity against imperialist attacks on workers in Palestine and Ukraine.  Hear their history of struggle against dictatorship in Brazil and how they are fighting attacks on workers by their own government, bosses and the far-right today.  Location:  Enarson room 206 (OSU), 2009 Millikin Rd., Columbus, OH 43210.  Map

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:00 Am – 4:30 PM.  Healthcare for All Ohioans/SPAN Ohio State Conference.

Our program is very exciting. We will have an update on state legislation from Representatives Mike Skindell and Michele Grim and Senator Bill DeMora.  There will be a presentation on state enabling legislation that has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Ro Khanna.  David Pepper, past chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, and Catherine Turcer, Director of Common Cause Ohio, will present a discussion on the importance of the campaign for fair districts here in Ohio.  Lastly, we hope to have Congresswoman Debbie Dingell give an update on the Medicare for All Act of 2023 introduced into Congress by her and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.  Location:  Quest Conference Center, 9200 Worthington Road, Ste 400, Westerville, OH. $40.00/person, lunch included.  Register here.  Members receive a discount on registration. Not a member? Join here today!  Scholarships are available.  Contact Barb Walden at user298053@aol.com.

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024, A Short History of Folk Music – Part 2.  We will share music that taps into escape, understanding, and transformation. Audience participation encouraged - singing, insights, dialogue!  Celebrate People’s Music!  Pete Seeger said, "some music can help us escape our troubles; some music can help us understand our troubles, and some music can help us do something about our troubles." In a Short History of People's Music, we will share music that taps into escape, understanding, and transformation. We’ll talk about what Pete called "the folk process." Audience participation encouraged - singing, insights, dialogue!  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whetstone Branch, 3909 N. High St., Columbus.  More information here.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 1:30 PM.   The 19th Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony.  The Joint Memorial Day Ceremony, organized by Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle Families Forum, is the largest Israeli-Palestinian jointly organized peace event in history. The Joint Memorial Ceremony provides a unique opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to grieve together and stand strong in demanding an end to the occupation and ongoing violence. The ceremony occurs yearly on the eve of Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day). In Israeli mainstream culture, the ceremonies that are most often held to honor this day serve to reinforce cultural narratives of pain, victimhood, and hopelessness. The Joint Memorial transforms this narrative by bringing Palestinians to the Memorial alongside Israelis to mourn side by side and model another way forward.  Register here

 

May 24-26, 2024.  The People’s conference for Palestine.  Detroit Michigan.  More information here

 

June 28, 29, and 30, 2024, COMFEST 2024.  Planning is underway!   Any organizations or individuals who would want a workshop or speaker slot to highlight their progressive activism, please to go comfest.com where you can find the application or contact michael.gruber@comfest.com.  Location:  120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215

 

August 30 – September 2, 2024, Socialism 2024.  The last year has changed us all.  As global crises deepen, social movements the world over are striving toward new visions and experimenting with new strategies. From Palestine to the US and beyond, radical politics have re-emerged as necessary for both survival and full liberation. At this critical juncture, the Socialism 2024 Conference will be a vital gathering space for today’s left.  A four-day conference featuring dozens of participatory discussions, lectures, and workshops organized by activists from all over the country, the Socialism Conference will host exchanges between existing organizers and organizations, while bringing in new layers of the politically curious as part of building our radical traditions and movements.  Location:  Chicago.  More information and registration here