Events, Books, Campaigns


SCHOOLS – The 4th Annual National Week of Action on School Pushout will take place during the week of September 28-October 6, 2013.


LGBTQ – The 26th annual Out On Film Festival will take place October 3-10, in Atlanta.


RAZA – The Third Annual Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award will be awarded by El Centro de la Raza October 5 at the Building the Beloved Community Gala in Seattle, WA.

Contact: 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144; 206-957\-4649; http://www.elcent rode

SLAVERY – Not For Sale’s 2013 Gala will be held October 5 in San Francisco.


BANKS/AUSTERITY – The Moratorium NOW! Coalition has put out a Call for an International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity, October 5-6, in Detroit, MI.

Contact: 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202; 313-744-7912;;;;

SPACE MILITARIZATION – October 5-12 is Keep Space for Peace Week, an international week of protest to stop the militarization of space.


VETERANS/ARTS – The first Central New York Veteran’s Art Blast will be held at the 7th annual CNY Veteran’s Expo and Homeless Stand-down, at the SUNYIT Campus Center in Utica, NY, October 9-11. Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) invites the public to see the timeless truth of war through the eyes of veterans’ artwork.

Contact: PO Box 3565, New York, NY 10008-3565; 646-723-0989;

HOMELESSNESS – October 10 is World Homeless Day. Events are planned worldwide.

Contact: 206-364-1178;;http://

STREET BANDS – The HONK! Festival of activist street bands will take place October 11-13, in Somerville, MA.

Contact: HONK! Festival, 100 Jackson Street, Cambridge, MA 02140;;

FILM FESTIVALThe Seattle Social Justice Film Festival will be held October 10-13 in Seattle. Revived by the national group Books to Prisoners, the festival’s main theme is around prisoner justice.

Contact: http://www.socialjustice

LABOR – The Saint Louis Labor Conference will be held October 11-13, sponsored by Center for Labor Renewal, Missouri Jobs with Justice, and University of Missouri-St. Louis Labor Studies.


SDS – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) will be holding its 7th National Convention, October 11-13, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.


ENVIRONMENT The APIEL (Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law) Conference 2013 will be held October 11-13, at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. The conference brings together hundred of eco-minded and socially conscious activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and citizens in the interest of social justice.

Contact: PO Box 20363, Knoxville, TN 37920;;http://www.

TEACHERS – The 13th Annual Conference, “Teaching for Social Justice: The Politics of Pedagogy,” will be held October 12 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.

Contact: 415-676-7844;;

COLUMBUSOn October 14, Columbus Day, many groups around the country, including the Transform Columbus Day Alliance, will challenge traditional ethnocentric views of Columbus, as well as the celebration of invasion, cruelty, oppression and cultural imperialism.

Contact: http://www.trans-

WAR RESISTERS – The War Resisters League celebrates its 90th anniversary on October 18, in New York City, with Daniel Ellsberg, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, and events.

Contact: 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012; 212- 228-0450;;

YOUTH – Power Shift 2013 will take place October 18-21 in Pittsburgh, PA. The event will bring over 10,000 youth leaders to build a movement to fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, and build a clean energy future.

Contact: contact@wearepower; http://www.wearepower

ENVIRONMENT – The Green Festival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, will take place in San Francisco, October 19-20; and in Los Angeles, November 9-10.


PEACE – The Pathmakers To Peace Reception will be held October 20, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Honorees include playwright Lynn Nottage and Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE).


POLICE BRUTALITY – October 22 is National Day Against Police Brutality.


DRUGS – The biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference will be held October 23-26, in Denver, CO. The conference brings together people from around the world committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs.


ARTS The 76th Annual Conference For Community Arts will take place October 30-November 2, in Chicago. The conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for staff, faculty, trustees and teaching artists at more than 350 arts education organizations and programs.

Contact: 520 8th Ave., Suite 302, New York, NY 10018; 212- 268-3337; guildinfo@national guildorg;http://community artsed.nationalguildorg/.

MEDIA – The Union for Democratic Communications and Project Censored are sponsoring a joint conference on media democracy, media activism and social justice to be held November 1-3 at the University of San Francisco.

Contact: http://www.demo-

BLACK LEADERSHIP – The Mississippi Black Leadership Summit will be held November 6-8, in Jackson.

Contact: One Voice, Attn: Mississippi Black Leadership Summit, 1072 W. Lynch Street, Suite 7, Jackson, MS 39203; 601- 960-9594; http://uniteonevoice. org/MBLS/.

EDUCATION The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its annual conference in Oakland, CA, November 6-10.


WOMEN’S STUDIES The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 7-10, in Cincinatti, OH, under the theme Negotiating Points of Encounter. The keynote speaker is writer and teacher Elizabeth Alexander.

Contact: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; nwsa;

RACE The 2014 Facing Race national conference will take place November 13-15, in Dallas, TX. The conference is a national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists and activists.


WOMEN/LAW – The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host its Women, Law & Legal Advocacy seminar November 14-16, in Washington, DC.

Contact: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, #930 Washington, DC 20036; 202-872-1585; plen;

WORKERS – The Vermont Workers Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary, November 9, in Barre, VT.

Contact: 294 N Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401; 802-861-4VWC; http://www.workers

DRONES – CODEPINK, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Nation Magazine, and National Lawyers Guild (Georgetown Chapter) are hosting a drone summit titled Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance, in Washington, DC, November 16-17.


SCHOOL OF AMERICAS – The annual November vigil to protest the School of the Americas is scheduled for November 22-24 at Fort Benning, GA.

Contact: SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, DC 20017; 202-234-3440;;

CUBA/WOMEN – The Women’s Research Delegation  & International Women’s Conference in Havana, Cuba will be held November 22-December 1.


HONDURAS – The International Action Center, along with Honduras US Resistencia and other national solidarity organizations are organizing a delegation to Honduras in solidarity with the resistance movement. The groups will be eye-witnesses for the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, November 24.

Contact: International Action Center, Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St., FL 2, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-6646;;

HUMAN RIGHTS – The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.

Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312;;

AFRICAN/SOCIALIST – The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.

Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727-821-6620;;

MUSIC – The 26th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference will be held February 19-23, in Kansas City, MO, with keynote speaker Graham Nash.

Contact: 509 Delaware St. #101, Kansas City, MO 64105; 816-221-3655;;

LABOR – The 2014 Labor Notes Conference will be held April 4-6, in Chicago.

Contact: Labor Notes, 7435 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI, 48210; 313-842-6262;;



SOLITARY CONFINEMENTSolitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives, by Lisa Guenther, explains why the living death of solitary confinement is both a form of political and racial violence and an attack on the structure of being itself.

Contact: University of Minnesota Press, 111 3rd Ave. S, Set. 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520;;

CHILDREN Fannie and Freddie, by Becky Z. Dem- bach, is a children’s book for people of all ages about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville, and how the people react.

Contact:; http://fannieand

NOVEL/ANARCHY Cazzarola!: Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy, is a novel spanning 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictional family of Italian anarchists. It details the family’s multigenerational resistance to fascism in Italy and their ongoing involvement in the anarchist movement.

Contact: PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland, CA 94623; 800-888-4741;;

WOMEN/LABORBrave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor; and artist Melissa Sweet,  is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. It follows the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s, tackling topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry, with handstitching and fabric incorporated throughout the art.

Contact: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-207-7000;

DECOLONIZATION The essays collected in African Intellectuals and Decolonization examine issues such as representation and retrospection; the roles of intellectuals in the public sphere; and the fundamental question of how to decolonize African knowledge.

Contact: Ohio University Press, 215 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701; http://www.ohio

IMMIGRATION The Right To Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Immigration, by David Bacon, is about the way globalization and U.S. policy fuel the forces that drive Mexican migrants across the border.

Contact: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; 617-723-3097;