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Join the Fight for a Socialist Future!—Attend an ISO campus branch fall launch meeting

Join the Fight for a Socialist Future (image of poster)After the campaign of Bernie Sanders, socialism is at the center of U.S. politics. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war, and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and that we need an alternative.

As another school year begins, the Interational Socialist Organization will be hosting public meetings at universities across the country on why students should join the fight for a socialist future.

In the coming weeks we will be updating this page with information about meetings our branches will be hosting. 

If you are not near a branch and would like bring an ISO speaker to your campus, please send us a message through our online contact form and an organizer will get in touch with you to talk about setting up a meeting.

 

BAY AREA DISTRICT

San Francisco State University, San Francisco Mission Branch

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: San Franciso State University (SFSU), 1600 Holloway Ave, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Room T-160, San Francisco, CA

 

University of California-Berkeley Branch

Wednesday, September 1, 2016, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of California-Berkeley (UCB), Barrows Hall, Room 136
Capitalism does not value Black lives, or those of other oppressed people, and it never will. In the words of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the system must “divide both to conquer each” and keep the many from taking the wealth we create back from the hands of the few who have stolen it. In the face of inequality, racism, war, and environmental devastation, it has become clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and that we need an alternative. Join the ISO for public meeting about the fight for a socialist future and how you can get involved. 
Links: Click here to view the event page on the Bay Area District website and RSVP for the meeting on Facebook.

 

CALIFORNIA BRANCHES

Join the Fight for a Socialist Future (image of poster)Los Angeles, California

Thursday, September 22, 6:30pm
Meeting Topic: The System is Broken: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Cal State LA, Student Union, Room 307 (Pasadena Room), 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Link: RSVP on Facebook
Socialism is at the center of U.S. politics after the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and we need an alternative. Come to this forum about what the fight for a socialist future might look like and how you can get involved. Organized by the International Socialist Organization.

 

San Diego, California

Thursday, October 6, 6pm
Meeting Topic: From Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock: The Fight Against Oppression and the Socialist Perspective
Meeting Location: City College, MS-421

Thursday, September 8, 6pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: City Heights Rec Center, 4380 Landis, 92105

 

CHICAGO DISTRICT

DePaul University Branch, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, September 21, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: DePaul University, Lincoln Park campus, SAC Room 154
 

Rogers Park Branch and Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Thursday, September 5th, 6:30-9pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Cuneo Hall, 1032 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

University of Chicago Branch, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University Church, 5655 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL

 

CONNECTICUT BRANCHES

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Wednesday, September 28, 5:30pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Connecticut College, New London, CT, Crozier-Williams Building, 2nd Floor. 
 

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm
Meeting Topic: The Struggle for Socialism
Meeting Location: Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman Hall, B218
 

MASSACHUSETTS BRANCHES

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Thursday, September 15, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The System is Broken: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Northeastern University, Shillman Hall, Room 415, 115 Forsyth St, Boston, MA, 02115
 

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA

Thursday, September 14, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, UMass Campus Center, Room 904-08

MICHIGAN BRANCHES

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, September 14, 7-8pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Michigan, Mason Hall, Room 3437, Ann Arbor, MI

 

NEW YORK CITY DISTRICT

Brooklyn College, New York City

Wednesday, September 7, 7pm
Meeting Location: Brooklyn College, Ingersoll Hall, Room 1141, Brooklyn, N.Y.
 

Columbia University/Barnard College, New York City

Thursday, September 29, 8pm
Meeting Topic: Black Liberation and Socialism
Meeting Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, Room 602, New York, N.Y.

Thursday, September 15, 8pm

Meeting Topic: The System is Broken: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, Room TBA, New York, N.Y.
 

Lehman College Branch

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm
Meeting Topic: The Socialist Case Against Borders
Meeting Location: Lehman College, Carman Hall, Room 308.
 

Queens Branch

Wednesday, September 14, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, Take the E/F/R/M or 7 trains to 74th St/Roosevelt Ave.
 

NYU International Socialists meeting on Black Liberation and SocialismNew York University Branch

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-9:30pm
Meeting Topic: Black Liberation and Socialism
Meeting Location: New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 904
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1256863927666560/

Wednesday, September 7, 6pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 904

 

Uptown Branch

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Lehman College, Carmen Room 229

 

UPSTATE NEW YORK BRANCHES

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.

Thursday, September 8, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Campus Center, Room 1010/1015, Rochester, N.Y.

 

SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30pm

Meeting Topic: Why you should be a Socialist
Meeting Speaker: Axel Fair-Schulz

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Thursday, September 15, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Syracuse University, Hall of Languages, Room 114, Syracuse, N.Y.
 
Weekly Meetings for the Syracuse University branch
Thursdays, 7:00pm, Syracuse University, Sims Hall, Room 129.
 

OHIO BRANCHES

Schedule of ISO meetings in Columbus, OH for September 2016

Ohio University, Athens, OH

Tuesday, August 23, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: Building the Movement for Socialism
Meeting Location: Ohio University, Scripps Hall, Room 106
 

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Weekly Meetings for the ISO Columbus branch at Ohio State University
Thursdays, 7:00pm, St. Stephen’s Episopal Church, 30 W. Woodruff Ave.
 
Weekly Reading Group
Thursdays, 7:00pm, St. Stephen’s Episopal Church, 30 W. Woodruff Ave.
August 29: Part I
September 5: Part II
September 12: Part III
September 19: Part IV and Conclusion
 
Thursday, September 1
Meeting Topic: Socialists and Movements: Building Struggles for Justice On and Off Campus
 
Thursday, September 8
Meeting Topic: Marxism and the Fight Against Oppression
 
Thursday, September 15
Meeting Topic: Organizing Meeting

 

MAINE

University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00-9:30pm
Meeting Topic: The System is Broken: The Fight for A Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus, Payson Smith Hall, Room 201
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1091442610904389/
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA BRANCHES

University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-8pm
Meeting Topic: Police Violence and Resistance: Public Forum on the Crisis of Policing and the Charlotte Uprising
Meeting Location: University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), Highsmith Student Union, Room 102.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30-8pm
Meeting Topic: How to talk to your friends about the Green Party
Meeting Location: University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), Highsmith Student Union, Room 102.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8pm
Meeting Topic: What's next for the Left?
Meeting Location: University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), Highsmith Student Union, Room 102.
 
Wednesday, November 12, Time TBA
Meeting Topic: Southeast Regional Day School
Meeting Location: TBA.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 7:00-9:30pm
Meeting Topic: The System is Broken: The Fight for A Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus, Payson Smith Hall, Room 201
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1091442610904389/
 
 

OREGON

Portland State University, Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 29, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for A Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Portland State University, Smith Room 327
 
Wednesday, October 6, 7pm
Meeting Topic: Why You Should Join the Socialists!
Meeting Location: Portland State University, Smith in the Cafeteria
 
 

VERMONT

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Thursday, September 8, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Vermont (UVM), Central Campus, Lafayette Hall, Room 210, 94 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405
Meeting Speaker: Ashley Smith
Socialism is at the center of U.S. politics after the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war, and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and that we need an alternative. Join the ISO for a public meeting about the fight for a socialist future and how you can get involved.
 
Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: Socialism and Women’s Liberation
Meeting Location: University of Vermont (UVM), Central Campus, Lafayette Hall, Room 210, 94 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405

Organized by the UVM Socialists and the International Socialist Organization.

 

WASHINGTON STATE

University of Washington-Seattle

Tuesday, October 4, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: Common Good Cafe (Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church), 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle WA 98105
 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, September 1, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic: Eyewitness from Rio: Race, Class, and the Olympics
Meeting Location: University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, Jimenez Building, Room 3205, College Park, Maryland
For two weeks in August, the mainstream media focused on the ceremonies, games, and medals of the five-ring circus known as the Rio Olympics. But that is not the complete picture. Dave Zirin, sports editor at the Nation and author of Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, is back from Rio with a darker, tarnished, Olympic story. Join us as Dave exposes the 10 years of displacement, dispossession, and discrimination that form the foundation of each Olympic venue, as well as the local resistance to the IOC bulldozers. Dave will also discuss how these spectacles further the agenda and profits of the global 1%, and why there is growing resistance to such mega-events.
 
Thursday, September 8
Event: Socialist Worker newspaper sale and Politics Slam
Meeting Location: McKeldin Library Mall, near the Jimenez Building
 
Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 and 15, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Event: UMD First Look Fair: Look for the Socialists at the First Look Fair!!
 
Thursday, September 15, 7:00pm
Meeting Topic:  The Fight for a Socialist Future
Meeting Location: University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, Jimenez Building, Room 3205, College Park, Maryland
Meeting Speaker: Eric Ruder, journalist with Socialist Worker newspaper
Socialism is at the center of U.S. politics after the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and we need an alternative. Join the ISO for a public meeting about the fight for a socialist future and how you can get involved.
 
Thursday, September 22
Event: Socialist Worker newspaper sale and Politics Slam
Meeting Location: McKeldin Library Mall, near the Jimenez Building
 

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Thursday, September 8, 7pm

Event: Ice-cream Socialism
Meeting Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sterling Hall, Room 1313, 481 N. Charter Street, Madison, Wisconsin. 
Are you dissatisfied with the status quo? Do you think our society should be based on human need and not corporate greed? Do you want to fight racism, sexism, imperialism and oppression everywhere? Join the UW-Madison branch of the International Socialist Organization to learn who we are and how we fight for a better world that puts people and the planet before profits. Plus FREE ICE CREAM
 
Thursday, September 22, 7pm
Meeting Topic: The System is Broken
Meeting Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sterling Hall, Room 1313, 481 N. Charter Street, Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Socialism is at the center of U.S. politics after the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and we need an alternative. Come to this forum about what the fight for a socialist future might look like and how you can get involved. Join the UW-Madison branch of the International Socialist Organization and learn how to get more involved on campus. Plus FREE PIZZA