Are you curious about the “S” word? You’re not alone. A number of recent polls show that young people (18-30) are more positive about socialism than they are about capitalism. And, of course, voters under the age of 30 turned out in droves to back Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, a few months ago. But what exactly is socialism? How do we get from here to there? And what role can student activists play?
Next week Tyler Zimmer, who teaches philosophy at Northeastern Illinois University, will give a short, accessible talk aimed at addressing these questions. A period for Q&A and discussion will follow his brief presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Don’t miss it!
Mark your calendars! Click here to RVSP. Free childcare will be provided to all who need it. A suggested donation to cover costs will be collected at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The conference will be held at Bodhi Spiritual Center (2746 N Magnolia Ave, # 2750, Chicago, Illinois 60614).
There will be two sessions:
(1) BUILDING THE PARTY — How the Bolsheviks organized themselves and what activists today can learn from their experience.
(2) HOW THE REVOLUTION WAS WON — The role of the revolutionary party in the course of a revolution.
We are recommending that attendees read Paul Leblanc’s book Lenin and the Revolutionary Party in preparation for the two sessions. Those unable to read the Leblanc should read Ahmed Shawki’s excellent piece “Eighty Years Since the Russian Revolution.”
We look forward to seeing you there!
This is just one of the many talks we’re excited about. Click here to see the full schedule.