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March 2018

#MeToo: Taking a Stand Against Women’s Oppression

March 22 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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A new resistance is growing. Ever since the serial abuser Donald Trump assumed the presidency, millions of women and survivors of sexual violence have taken to the streets and lifted their voices in defiance of the status quo. In just over a year, popular consciousness has transformed, and hundreds of powerful men have been struck ... Read more

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Refusing to Accept a Society Steeped in Violence

March 15 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4
RCTV, Rochester’s Community Media Center, 21 Gorham St
Rochester,NY14605United States
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While the phenomenon of the lone gunman shooting dozens of people in public is a unique feature of our current moment, gruesome violence has been a central feature of U.S. society throughout its history. Mass shootings are a social phenomenon that demands a social answer. Reforms connected to gun industry regulations might be a first ... Read more

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West Virginia Teachers’ Strike: Solidarity Wins!

March 10 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm UTC-5
FlyingSquirrel CommunitySpace, 285 Clarissa St
Rochester,NY14608United States
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Mass solidarity meeting and national livestream: FEATURING 2 West Virginia strikers live and in-person! Over 30,000 West Virginia teachers and school personnel struck and won. Governor Justice announced a rotten deal on last February 27 that he hoped would end two-day old strike, but rank-and-file teachers insisted that the core issues, most notably rising healthcare ... Read more

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February 2018

1968: Fifty Years Since Tet and the Watershed in Vietnam

February 22 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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The Tet Offensive first came to the attention of the U.S. military in spectacular fashion hours after it began on the night of January 30, 1968, when 19 Vietnamese resistance fighters blew a hole in the perimeter wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. They held the main embassy grounds for about six hours before ... Read more

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How Do We End the School to Prison Pipeline?

February 15 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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In honor of Black Lives Matter at School, the ISO will be holding a public meeting/discussion about how racist schooling is inextricably linked to racist policing and incarceration policies, a process that education activists call the “school to prison pipeline.” Join the socialists in a discussion about the things that lead to the school to ... Read more

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Trans Rights Are Human Rights

February 8 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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The issue of trans students’ rights to adequate healthcare have been thrust into the spotlight at RIT since Dr. Kontor’s removal last year. We believe that Transgender students, like everyone at RIT, should have equal access to the healthcare and benefits they need. Come join the ISO in a disc ussion of ways to fight ... Read more

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What does Socialist Worker say about DACA?

February 1 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been making headlines again recently as it and the lives of those affected by it are being used by both Democrats and Republicans as a bargaining chip for ongoing budget discussions. We believe that millions of potential DACA recipients are more than just pawns to be ... Read more

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January 2018

Year 1 of Trump: Building a Socialist Left and Fighting Back

January 25 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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Trillions in tax cuts for the rich. Devastating attacks on immigrants and Muslims. A wave of violence against women and survivors of sexual assault. These are just a few of Trump’s barbaric accomplishments since his inauguration a year ago. But 2017 also saw the massive Women’s March, the healthcare Town Halls, the Muslim Ban protests, ... Read more

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More Than Just a Dream: The Radical Legacy of MLK

January 18 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester,NY14623United States
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American students learn that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the power of Christian love to redeem a world filled with hatred. But far fewer know about his radical critique of American capitalism and war. Particularly in the final years of his life, King was actually the target of both public derision and government ... Read more

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