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July 4, 2020 at 2.00pm – 6.30pm

Online Teach-in

Socialism 2020: Virtual Conference

Join us July 4th for the Virtual Socialism 2020 conference featuring five powerful online sessions about radical politics and organizing.

Online Teach-in


Saturday, July 4, 2 PM EDT

Join us July 4th for the Virtual Socialism 2020 conference featuring five powerful online sessions about radical politics and organizing.

Announcing the Virtual Socialism 2020 conference!

As rebellions against racism roil cities big and small across the country, demands for police abolition proliferate, and systemic injustices are suddenly front and center in the mainstream, it is more critical than ever for radical activists to come together for important political growth and strategic conversations.

This July 4th, we invite you to reject America as we know it and convene with activists and organizers from around the country and around the world at the virtual Socialism 2020 conference.

Five powerful online discussions will explore how we can radically transform politics and society from the ground up.

Save the date and register to receive your links to join via email in advance of the conference.

Panels are in formation, and topics will include discussions of the state of crisis capitalism today, reparations for slavery and settler colonialism, the urgent fight for climate justice and a Green New Deal, and what these turbulent last few months mean for political organization and the capitalist state. This year our conference plenary will be themed “From Rebellion to Revolution.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Robin D.G. Kelley, author, Hammer and Hoe

Grace Blakeley, author Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

Varshini Prakash, co-founder and Executive Director, Sunrise Movement

Brian Jones, educator and activist

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author, As Long as Grass Grows, and member of Red Nation

Bill Fletcher Jr., labor activist and author, They’re Bankrupting Us: And 20 Other Myths about Labor Unions

Jamie Peck, co-host, The Antifada podcast

Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-author, A Planet to Win

Jesse Hagopian, organizer with Black Lives Matter at School, co-author, Teaching For Black Lives

And more!

While this is event is freely available the Socialism Conference organizers ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our continuing to do this important work and cover the costs of putting on the event.

Socialism Conference is co-sponsored by Democratic Socialists of AmericaHaymarket Books and Jacobin.

  • Socialism 2020


    On July 4th, Haymarket Books, Jacobin, and the Democratic Socialists of America hosted the virtual Socialism 2020 conference. You can watch all five of the featured live-stream sessions below.

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