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Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017
Join the International Socialist Organization at an upcoming branch meeting to discuss what’s next after the Trump inauguration.

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.

 

Wednesday, March 1

Chicago Socialists—DePaul University Loop Campus

Meeting Topic: Making America Protest Again: Socialist Strategy for Fighting Trump
Meeting Time/Location:
Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, DePaul University Loop Campus
DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
RSVP on Facebook!
 

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: The Socialist History of International Women's Day
Meeting Time/Location:
Wednsday, March 1 at 7pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Floor, Jackson
Heights, Queens, New York, New York. E / F / R/ M & 7 trains to 74th
St / Roosevelt Avenue.
RSVP on Facebook and email us at westernqueensiso@gmail.com for more information!
 

 

 

Some of the other meetings we’ve held since the election:

Saturday, November 19

Denver Socialists

Meeting Topic: What’s Next After Trump’s Victory: Build the Left! Fight the Right!
Meeting Time/Location: 12pm-2pm, Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204.
Suggested readingsSocialist Worker’s Election 2016 Supplement: “Don’t let this creep have his way (downloadable PDF)

To help understand the results of the election, we’ve produced a special, post-election supplement of Socialist Worker with coverage about what happened and who is (and isn’t) to blame for Trump’s impending rise to power.

SW EditorialHow could this monster win?

ISO Statement, “The election of Trump and the struggle ahead

SW RoundtableThe resistance starts now

 

Monday, November 21

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Meeting Topic: How did this monster win?—And how do we fight him?
Meeting Time/Location: 6:30-8pm, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Health Sciences Library, Room 527.
 

Tuesday, November 22

University of Washington-Seattle

Meeting Topic: Study group on Colonialism, Capitalism, and Native Liberation
Meeting Time/Location: 7-9pm, Common Good Café, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105.
Reading: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, interviewed by Ragina Johnson and Brian Ward, ““A sense of hope and hte possibility of solidarity”: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Native liberation,” (PDF) in International Socialist Review, Issue #103, Winter 2016-2017.
 

Wednesday, November 23

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Meeting Topic: Join the Socialists and Build a United Front Against Trump!
Meeting Time/Location: 7pm, University of Southern Maine, Payson Smith Room 201.
To prepare for the meeting, listen to: “Why the politics of the united front still matter,” a talk by Alan Maass at Socialism 2016.

Indigenous Resistance Potluck and Introduction to the International Socialist Organization information session, Queens ISO, November 2016
Indigenous Resistance Potluck and Introduction to the International Socialist Organization information session, Queens ISO, November 2016
Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: Indigenous Resistance Potluck and Introduction to the ISO session
Meeting Time/Location: 7-10pm, 76-11 37 Ave, #206, Jackson Heights, New York 11372. Take the E/F/R/M or 7 trains to 74th/Roosevelt.
 

Tuesday, November 29

University of Washington-Seattle

Meeting Topic: Reportback from Standing Rock
Meeting Time/Location: 7-9pm, Common Good Café, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105.
Contactwww.PugetSoundSocialists.org | www.Facebook.com/SeattleISO | Info@SeattleISO.org 
RSVP on Facebook
 

Wednesday, November 30

Brooklyn ISO

Meeting Topic: Where We Stand: The politics of the ISO
Meeting Time/Location: 7-9pm, Brooklyn Free School, 372 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238.

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: The United Front: Socialist Strategy for Fighting Trump's Agenda
Meeting Time/Location: 7pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd floor, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Take the E/F/R/M & 7 trains to 74th St/Roosevelt Avenue.

University of Texas-Austin

Meeting Topic: Build the Left, Join the Socialists
Meeting Time/Location: 7-8:30pm, University of Texas-Austin campus, Parlin Building, Room 203.
Reading: “Where We Stand: The politics of the International Socialist Organization” pamphlet 

University of Chicago

Meeting Topic: Build the Left, Fight the Right
Meeting Time/Location: 7-10pm, University Church Chicago, 5655 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.
 

Thursday, December 1

University of California-Berkeley

Meeting Topic: Oil Wars!: From Iraq to Standing Rock
Meeting Time/Location: 7-8pm, University of California-Berkeley, Barrows Hall, Room 54, Berkeley, CA 94720.
 

December 2016 front page
December 2016 front page of Socialist Worker
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Meeting Topic: Unite and Fight: What is the Socialist Strategy for Fighting the Right?
Meeting Time/Location: 7-8:30pm, University of Vermont (UVM), Lafayette Hall, Room 210, 94 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405.
ContactVermontISO@gmail.com | 802-409-3875. Also see: www.VermontISO.org and the UVM Socialists’s page on Facebook.
Suggested readings:
Leon Trotsky’s 1931 article, “For a workers’ united front against fascism.”
Leonard Klein and Sara Rougeau’s article on the struggle for Standing Rock, “The water protectors aren’t backing down.”
Danny Katch’s article, “Now’s the time for socialist organization.”
 
The Democrats could not prevent President Trump—in fact, their corporate rule contributed to his rise. To defeat the right-wing, we must develop a large, capable left-wing. To build left-wing organization, we must band together to take on the right-wing agenda. Join the UVM/Burlington Socialists to discuss the next steps in organizing for immigrant rights, Muslim safety, workers’ rights, racial and gender equality, and climate justice, and how we can connect these goals to the struggle for a socialist society.
 

Saturday, December 3

Ohio State University

Meeting Topic: Study group on From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Meeting Time/Location: 11am-1pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210.
 

Sunday, December 4

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, San Francisco, CA

Meeting Topic: Socialism...Seriously!: Danny Katch and Nato Green, in conversation
Meeting Time/Location: 11am-12pm, City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Hosted by: The Howard Zinn Book Fair and Haymarket Books.
ContactSan.Francisco@InternationalSocialist.org | www.Facebook.com/NorCalSocialism to learn more about event hosted by our allies, or to contact the Mission Branch of the ISO.
RSVP on Facebook to join the Bay Area District of the ISO at the 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair! We have branches at the City College of San Francisco, Mission campus / in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco; at the University of California-Berkeley; in Oakland, CA; and at Stanford University.
 
Meeting Topic: Trump?!: Explaining the “unthinkable,” with Lance Selfa, author of The Democrats: A Critical History
Meeting Time/Location: 11am-12pm, City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Hosted by: The Howard Zinn Book Fair and Haymarket Books.
ContactSan.Francisco@InternationalSocialist.org | www.Facebook.com/NorCalSocialism to learn more about event hosted by our allies, or to contact the Mission Branch of the ISO.
RSVP on Facebook to join the Bay Area District of the ISO at the 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair! We have branches at the City College of San Francisco, Mission campus / in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco; at the University of California-Berkeley; in Oakland, CA; and at Stanford University.
 

Wednesday, December 7

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: Alto a las Deportaciones: From 2006 Mega Marches to Fighting Trump's Agenda
Meeting Time/Location: 7pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd floor, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Take the E/F/R/M & 7 trains to 74th St/Roosevelt Avenue.
 

Thursday, December 8

Using Marxism to Fight Trump—a public meeting of the Madison ISO, December 2016, International Socialist Organization (meeting flyer image)
Using Marxism to Fight Trump—a public meeting of the Madison ISO, December 2016, International Socialist Organization (meeting flyer image)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Meeting Topic: Using Marxism to Fight Trump
Meeting Time/Location: 7pm, 1313 Sterling Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 

Sunday, December 11

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: Queens ISO recruitment drive meeting
Meeting Time/Location: 5pm, Caffe Bene, 80-25 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, New York. Corner of 37th and 81st street.
Contactwww.NYCSocialist.org | www.Facebook.com/QueensInternationalSocialists | NYC-ISO@NYCSOcialist.org | WesternQueensISO@gmail.com
 

Wednesday, December 14

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: Reportback from the frontlines at Standing Rock!
Meeting Time/Location:
7-10pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37 Ave, #206, Jackson Heights, New
York 11372. Take the E/F/R/M or 7 trains to 74th/Roosevelt.

Contactwww.NYCSocialist.org | www.Facebook.com/QueensInternationalSocialists | NYC-ISO@NYCSOcialist.org | WesternQueensISO@gmail.com

 

Thursday, December 15

New Orleans, Louisiana

Meeting Topic: Founding meeting of the New Orleans branch of the International Socialist Organization
Meeting Time/Location: 6pm, Mojo Coffee House, 4700 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

 

Sunday, January 1

Ohio State University

Meeting Topic: People’s Art Night fundraiser
Meeting Time/Location:
11am-1pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W.
Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210. $5-10 entry, but no one turned away!
 
 

Tuesday, January 24

University of Washington-Seattle

Meeting Topic: Solidarity Trumps Hate: Building International Resistance
Meeting Time/Location: 7pm, Common Good Cafe (Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church), 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP on Facebook

 

Thursday, January 26

Loyola University Chicago

Meeting Topic: Unite and Fight: Solidarity Trumps Hate
Meeting Time/Location: Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660

 

Friday, January 27

Building a Socialist Left Under Trump

Meeting Time/Location: 7:30-10m EST, Verso Books office, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn New York 11201

As Trump enters the White House millions of people are looking for a way to fight back against what is sure to be an all-out assault on the rights of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and the working class as a whole. Our effectiveness in the struggle ahead requires clear strategy and tactics and a commitment to work together to cohere a strong socialist pole of attraction within the emerging movements against oppression and austerity.

Following the historic national mass mobilizations taking place during the inauguration weekend, the Democratic Socialists of America, the International Socialist Organization, and Solidarity invite you to join us for a comradely discussion and debate on the next steps for socialists in the Trump era.

RSVP on Facebook today—and please share widely!

Meeting speakers include:

Charlie Post, a longtime socialist activist and an activist in the staff union at CUNY
Jen Roesch, organizer in the International Socialist Organization and frequent contributor to Socialist Worker, the International Socialist Review and Jacobin Magazine
Bhaskar Sunkara, vice chair of the Democratic Socialists of America and editor of Jacobin Magazine

Our host, Verso Books, is generously providing a professional livestream of this event. You can watch it at their Facebook page at 7:30pm EST on Friday. We will accommodate as many people onsite as possible (with doors opening at 7pm) and are working to find a local bar with projection capability that can be an overflow space.

Sponsored by: the Democratic Socialists of America, the International Socialist Organization, and Solidarity
Hosted by: Verso Books

 

Wednesday, February 1

University of Chicago

Meeting Topic: Organizing for a Socialist Future Now
Meeting Time/Location: 7-9pm, University Church Chicago, 5655 S. University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60637

“LOVE TRUMPS HATE.” That was the theme of hundreds of rallies and vigil across the country in response to Donald Trump’s shocking election victory, and for good reason. No mainstream U.S. politician in recent decades has openly displayed as much hate—toward immigrants, women, Muslims and anybody else who dared to disagree with him—as the incoming president.

But if we are going to mount a strong resistance to Trump’s plans to divide and conquer, we must promote not just love but solidarity: the idea that ordinary people have a common interest in defending one another from attacks on our rights and well-being. Join us for a discussion about our strategies, aims and goals in resisting Trump and the capitalist system that brought him to power, and why organization is crucial to building a fighting resistance.

 

Wednesday, February 1

University of North Carolina-Asheville

Meeting Topic: The Power of Protest: Resisting the Trump Agenda
Meeting Time/Location: 6:30pm, Highsmith Student Center, Room 221.
 

 

Resist Trump! Fight the Right! & Join the Socialists!—International Socialist OrganizationThursday, February 2

Portland State University

Thursday, February 2
Portland State University
Meeting Topic: Misogynist in Chief
Meeting Time/Location: 7-9pm PST, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 026, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon 97218 (It is on the basement level of the SMSU building).
Childcare: Childcare will be provided for this event in the Smith building by PSU's Little Vikings. Spots must be reserved in advance. Please contact Nikki at nikw2@pdx.edu by January 26th to reserve a spot!
RSVP on Facebook
Meeting description: An open misogynist is the 45th President of the United States. Trump pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade, sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and to turn the clock back on women’s rights and empower misogyny in other ways.

But with increased oppression comes increased resistance. The Women's March on January 21st smashed expectations, with people taking to the streets in record numbers to resist Trump and his oppressive agendas. The resistance must not stop there. In order to be most effective in combatting women’s oppression, we need to understand where it comes from, the relationship of reproductive rights to the state and its economic structure, and what types of movements are most effective for defending women’s rights and ending women’s oppression altogether. This means mobilizing working class women of all races and rejecting corporate-friendly “power feminism” campaigns like Hillary Clinton’s. We are stronger when we fight together -- immigrant, Muslim, Black, white, LGBTQ, men, and women—linking struggles that affect us all, so we can stand up to whatever the Republicans and Democrats throw our way.

Jessica Hansen-Weaver, a long-time ISO member from San Francisco will be presenting. There will be a discussion after the talk. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, February 15

Queens ISO

Meeting Topic: No Raids! No Deportations
Meeting Time/Location:
Thursday, 7pm, Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Floor, Jackson
Heights, Queens, New York, New York. E / F / R/ M & 7 trains to 74th
St / Roosevelt Avenue.
RSVP on Facebook and email us at westernqueensiso@gmail.com for more information!