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ISO public meetings in June

Every month, ISO branches across the U.S. host public meetings around important political questions. Below is a list of ISO meetings that will take place throughout the month of April.

 

Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta branch meets every Monday night at 7 pm at George State University in Langdale Hall, Room 325.

Monday, June 13th, 7pm

Meeting topic “How can we continue a political revolution?”

Meeting location: George State University in Langdale Hall, Room 325

 

Bay Area, California

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 6:30pm

Meeting topic: Jill Stein

Location: Women’s Building in San Francisco

Branch: Mission Branch

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7pm

Democrats a Critical History Study Group

Intro, Ch.1, and Ch.2

Location: Women’s Building in San Francisco

Branch: Mission Branch

Website: http://norcalsocialism.org/events/the-democrats-a-critical-history/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282379252105910/

 

Wednesday, June 15, 7pm

Greg Suhr—Fired by the people

Location: Women’s building in San Francisco

Branch: Mission Branch

Website: http://norcalsocialism.org/events/greg-suhr-out-fired-by-the-people/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1284864254874482/

 

Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm

Meeting topic: The Democrats: A Critical History Study Group
Meeting location: Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave. Oakland
Branch: Oakland
The historic 2008 elections put the Democrats in the White House and in the majority of both houses of Congress, yet those hoping for change have been deeply disappointed. In The Democrats: A Critical History Lance Selfa looks at the Democratic Party in broad historical perspective, showing the institutional roots of today’s betrayals.
Come to part 1 of this study series to discuss the history of the Democrats and their relationship with social movements.
Part 1 will cover the introduction through chapter 2. Find a copy of the book here. 

 

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston branch meets weekly at 358 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. 

Thursday, June 16, 7pm

Meeting topic: "Fighting for the schools we deserve: Budget Cuts and the assault on public education”

 

Burlington, Vermont

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3pm

No One is Illegal: Stop the Deportation of Victor Diaz!  

Meeting Location: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, VT
Earlier this year federal agents jailed migrant worker organizer Victor Diaz for alleged immigration violations. Targeted for his labor activism, Victor now faces possible deportation. Our struggle to stop Victor's deportation is also an important part of resisting a larger attack on immigrants, refugees, and labor rights generally. This meeting will focus on the campaign to stop Victor’s deportation and building union and working class solidarity with migrant labor struggles.

Speakers: 
Victor Diaz, Migrant Justice 
Kelsey Aaron, UVM Juntos 
Felicia Kornbluh, UVM United Academics union
Tristin Adie, union nurse & International Socialist Organization

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7pm

Socialist Worker discussion group, topic to be determined

Location: 210 Lafayette Hall, 94 University Place, Burlington

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3pm

Meeting topic: No One is Illegal: Stop the Deportation of Victor Diaz!  

Speakers: Victor Diaz and other labor rights organizers.  

Meeting location: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street

Earlier this year federal agents arrested migrant worker organizer Victor Diaz for alleged immigration violations. Targeted for his labor activism, Victor now faces possible deportation. Our struggle to stop Victor's deportation is an important part of organizing to support the rights of immigrants, refugees, and all workers.

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2016, 7pm

Meeting topic: SocialstWorker.org discussion, topic to be determined/ organizing meeting 

Meeting location: 210 Lafayette Hall, 94 University Place, Burlington

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6pm

Meeting topic: What do Socialists Say About the State (& Revolution)

Reading: State and Revolution, 

Meeting location: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington

A full calendar of events can be found on the Burlington branch’s website.

 

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7pm

Meeting topic: Beyond the Bathroom: The Fight for Transgender Rights Today

Meeting location: Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30pm

Meeting topic: Book event: Brazil's Dance with the Devil with author Dave Zirin

Meeting location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7pm

Meeting topic: Book discussion of Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor's From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation, Chapters 1-3

Meeting location: Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7pm

Meeting topic: Book event: Exoneree Diaries with author Allison Flowers and Shujaa Graham, former death row prisoner

Meeting location: Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7pm

Meeting topic: Book discussion of Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor's From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation, Chapters 4-7

Meeting location: Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Madison, Wisconsin

June 5 - Socialist Coffee Hour

June 8 - People's Trivia Night

June 9 - Organizational Branch Meeting

June 12 - State and Revolution Book Discussion

 

June 13 - State and Revolution Book Discussion

June 16 - Education for Socialists - Identity Politics

June 22 - Anti-Racism Fraction Study Group

June 23 - Public Branch Meeting

June 29 - Anti-Racism Fraction Study Group

June 30 - S16 Meet and Greet

 

July meetings:

July 1-4 - Socialism 2016

July 7 - S16 Report and Next Steps

July 14 - Education for Socialists - BDS

July 21 - Public Branch Meeting

July 28 - Org (Begin Fall planning)

 

August meetings:

August 4 - Edu Branch Meeting

August 11 - Public Branch Meeting

August 18 - Fall Perspectives Meeting

Facebook events: https://www.facebook.com/events/1182622258416240/ 

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Meet will be Friday, June 3rd at 7PM at Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St.

Email new.orleans@internationalsocialist.org to get in touch.

Readings for the meeting:

https://socialistworker.org/print/2016/05/09/thinking-outside-the-two-party-box

https://socialistworker.org/2009/10/06/lessons-of-1934

 

San Diego, California

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6pm

"Flores Magon and Cross-Border Revolutionaries in the Southwest”

Location: 4380 Landis

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meeting topic: Bernie and Beyond: What's next after Bernie's campaign?

4380 Landis, San Diego, CA 92105

 

Uptown NYC branch

June public meeting hosted by Uptown NYC Branch for the ISO website:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30pm

Understanding the Cuban Revolution

Meeting location: Sinergia, Inc, 2082 Lexington Ave, 4th Floor, Manhattan, NY 10035

Join the Uptown branch of the NYC International Socialist Organization for an informational talk and public discussion on the legacy of the Cuban Revolution and what it means for organizers, activists, and socialists today. The featured speaker will be Sam Farber, author of Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959 and The Politics of Che Guevara, available from Haymarket Books. Everybody is welcome!