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ISO public meetings in April

How Can We Stop Trump?Every month, ISO branches across the U.S. host public meetings around important political questions. This month, the ISO will have meetings on how we can organize to stop Donald Trump, as well as how we can get from a moment in which “socialism is in the air,” to a well-organized socialist movement. We're also hosting meetings as part of several speaking tours: the Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour; a tour for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation; and a tour for Sharon Smith's book, Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital. Below is a list of ISO meetings that will take place throughout the month of April.

For a meeting flyer for your branch's “How Can We Stop Trump?” public meeting, click here.

March 30, 2016
Georgia State University—Atlanta, GA: What Do the Primaries Mean for Us?
Wednesday, March 30, 5pm, Georgia State University, Langdale Hall. Hosted by the Georgia State University branch of the International Socialist Organization.

San Francisco, CA: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation—A Study Group.
Wednesday, March 30th, 7pm. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St, San Franciso, CA 94110. Hosted by the Mission branch of the International Socialist Organization.

March 31, 2016
University of Vermont—Burlington, VT: Socialism: Getting from a Moment to a Movement.
Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. University of Vermont, Lafayette Hall (click for Google Map), Room 210, Burlington, VT, 05405. Sponsored by the University of Vermont branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 4, 2016
University of Southern Maine—Portland, ME: Can the U.S. Go Socialist?—with Danny Katch
Monday, April 4th, 7pm. University of Southern Maine, Luther Bonney Hall, Room 326. Hosted by the University of Southern Maine branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 6, 2016
Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity TourBoston, MA: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour. Wednesday, 7pm, Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, 65 Warren St, Roxbury, MA, 02119. Sponsored by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by the Boston branch of the International Socialist Organization, Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine, Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) at NEU, Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine, Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine, Black and Pink, and Reclaim Harvard Law.

Chicago, IL: Keeanga Taylor with Cathy Cohen: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602. This is a free event, but please reserve tickets in advance. Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation. Cosponsoed by the Chicago Socialists— the Chicago branch of the International Socialist Organization, BYP100, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Northwestern Department of African American Studies, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago, Center for Black Disaspora at DePaul University, the UIC Social Justice Initiative, and In These Times.

San Francisco, CA: How Can We Stop Trump?
Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St, San Franciso, CA 94110. Hosted by the Mission branch of the International Socialist Organization.
If you would like to prepare for this meeting, please read the article “Trump and the system that spawned him,” from Socialist Worker.

UMass-Amherst—Amherst, MA: Socialism: Getting from a Moment to a Movement.
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, UMass-Amherst, Amherst Campus Center, Room 911-915, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Hosted by the UMass-Amherst branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 7, 2016
Barnard College/Columbia University—New York, NY: How Do We Stop Trump? Thursday, 8pm-9:30pm, Columbia University / Barnard College, building/room TBD. Hosted by the Barnard-Columbia branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Connecticut College—New London, CT: Socialism in the Air: From a Moment to a Movement
Thursday, April 7th, 4pm, College Center at Crozier-Williams, Cro's Nest (room). Hosted by the New London branch of the International Socialist Organization.

San Diego, CA: Socialism: Getting from a Moment to a Movement.
Thursday, April 7th, 6pm, City Heights community Recreation Center, 4380 Landis St, San Diego, CA 92105. Hosted by the San Diego branch of the International Socialist Organization.

SUNY New Paltz—New Paltz, NY: Raise Hell, Not Tuition: How to Stop the Tuition Hikes. Thursday, 6:30pm, SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center, Room 103, New Paltz, NY. Hosted by the SUNY New Paltz branch of the International Socialist Organization and New York Students Rising.

April 9, 2016
Oakland, CA: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour.
Saturday, April 9th, 5:30pm, Oakland Peace Center, Shelton Hall, 111 Fairmont Ave, Oakland CA. Sliding scale $5-20 / No one turned away for lack of funds. Hosted by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by the Oakland branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 12, 2016
DePaul University—Chicago, IL: Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital with Sharon Smith. Tuesday, 7pm, DePaul University, Schmitt Academic Center, Room 154, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL. Hosted by the DePaul University branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Ohio University—Athens, OH: Socialism: Getting from a Moment to a Movement—with Paul D'Amato.
Tuesday, April 12th, 7pm, Ohio University, Porter, Room 102. Hosted by the Ohio University branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Stanford University—Stanford, CA: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour. Tuesday, April 12th, 7pm, Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305. Hosted by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by: the Stanford University branch of the International Socialist Organization, and the the Stanford University chapters of the NAACP, Black Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Union, MEChA, Asian American Student Association, Students for Alternatives to Militarism, Stanford Asian American Activism Committee, Student and Labor Alliance, National Lawyers Guild.

April 13, 2016
University of California-Berkeley—Berkeley, CA: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour. Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm, Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040. Hosted by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by the University of California-Berkeley branch of the International Socialist Organization.

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, MI: What Will It Take to Win a Political Revolution? Wednesday, 7-9pm, Mason Hall, Room 3302. Hosted by the University of Michigan / Ann Arbor branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 14, 2016
University of Vermont—Burlington, VT: Book Tour: Women and Socialism by Sharon Smith.
Thursday, April 14th, 7:30pm-9pm, University of Vermont, Lafayette Hall (click for Google Map), Room 108, Burlington, VT, 05405. Sponsored by the University of Vermont branch of the International Socialist Organization and Haymarket Books.

April 19, 2016
Seattle, WA: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Study Series.
Tuesday, April 19, 7pm-9pm, Common Good Café, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle WA, 98105. Hosted by the Seattle branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 20, 2016
University of Texas—Austin, TX: Women and Socialism—Sharon Smith book tour event in Austin. Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm, University of Texas, Mezes Hall, Room 0.304 (basement level). Hosted by the University of Texas-Austin branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 27, 2016
Portland, OR: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation—with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
Wednesday, April 27th, 7pm, Powel's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209. Hosted by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by the Portland branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Queens, New York City: Trump and the System that Spawned Him.
Wednesday, April 27th, 7pm-9pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, New York 11372. Hosted by the Queens branch of the International Socialist Organization.

April 30th, 2016
Denver, CO: Women's Liberation and Socialism.
Saturday, April 30th, 12-2pm, Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr, Denver CO 80204. Hosted by the Denver branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Socialism is in the Air
Portland State University—Portland, OR: Socialism in the Air: Revolt Against Politics as UsualA one-day conference of socialist politics, debate, and entertainment. Saturday, 12-8pm, Portland State University, Smith Building, Parkway North Room. Hosted by the Portland State University branch of the International Socialist Organization.

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10am—Conference Registration (with coffee & bagels)

10:30am—Conference Introduction Session

11am—Session 1: What is Socialism and is it Possible here?
Speaker: Paul D’amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism.

1pm—Session 2: Black Liberation and the Fight for Socialism
Speaker: Ragina Johnson, contributor to Socialist Worker and the International Socialist Review.

2:30pm—Session 3: The Democrats: Party of the 1%
Speaker: Danny Katch, author of Socialism. . .Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation.  

4pm—Evening Plenary Panel
Socialism in the Air- Getting from a Moment to a Movement
Speaker: Jen Roesch, contributor to The IndypendentSocialist Worker, and others. 
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May 30, 2016
Stanford University—Stanford, CA: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation—Study Group, Part 2.
Wednesday, May 30th, 7pm, Women's BuildingTuesday, April 12th, 7pm, Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305. Hosted by Haymarket Books. Cosponsored by: the Stanford University branch of the International Socialist Organization, and the the Stanford University chapters of the NAACP, Black Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Union, MEChA, Asian American Student Association, Students for Alternatives to Militarism, Stanford Asian American Activism Committee, Student and Labor Alliance, National Lawyers Guild.

Last Saturday of Every Month
Denver, CO: The Denver ISO hosts a public meeting on the last Saturday of every month at 12:30pm, at the Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204).

July 1-4, 2016
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Socialism 2016! You can register for the conference at SocialismConference.org. Here's some information about the conference:

Four days of socialist politics, debate, and entertainment
July 1-4, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago

Socialism 2016 is a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about Marxism, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today.

Every year, the Socialism conferences aims to be a place where activists can share lessons from their struggles—from the boycott, divestment and sanction campaign for Palestine to the fight for LGBT liberation, from the Fight for 15 to the struggle to stop the destruction of the planet, the fight against racism, and more.

With well over 100 meetings, the weekend will feature left-wing authors and thinkers discussing the debates on the left today, as well as meetings on the hidden history of working-class and socialist struggles.