Event’s listings




EVOLUTION/RELIGION – February 10-12 will be the annual celebration of Evolution Weekend, intended to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith.


Contact: http://www.theclergyletterproject.org/.


MUSIC – The Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp will be held February 15-19, in Kansas City, MO.


Contact: 509 Delaware St. #101, Kansas City, MO 64105; 816-221-3655; fa@folk.org; http://www.folkalliance.org/.


PROGRESSIVES – The annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit will be held February 17-18, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of social justice advocates, labor organizers, legislators, bloggers and grassroots activists will come together to advance progressive policy and build the progressive movement.


Contact: 201 Washington St., #534, Reading PA 19601 ; info@keystoneprogress.org; http://www.paprogressivesummit.net/.


BLACK SOLIDARITY – The 22nd Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University will be held February 16-19.


Contact: PO Box 206471, New Haven, CT 06520; http://www.yale.edu/bsc.


REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH – The Take Root Conference will be held February 24-25, in Norman, OK. The conference aim is to root the fight for reproductive health, rights, and dignity in the struggle for social, racial, political, and economic justice.


Contact: http://take-root.org.


ISRAEL/PALESTINE – Israeli Apartheid Week takes place worldwide in late February and March. See various dates online.


Contact: iawinfo@apartheidweek.org; http://apartheidweek.org/.


MEDIA – The Transform the Media conference will be held March 1-4 in Washington, DC.


Contact: http://tmcmedia.org/.


LABOR – The Southern Labor Studies Association next conference will take place from March 2-5 in Tampa, FL.


Contact: Southern Labor Studies Association, c/o Department of History, P. O. Box 8795, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795; http://southernlaborstudies.org/.


PRISON – The 6th annual Beyond the Bars Conference will take place March 3-5 at Columbia University.


Contact: http://centerforjustice.columbia.edu.


WOMYN – March 8 is International Womyn’s Day. Events are planned worldwide.


Contact: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.


ARTS – Arts Day is March 9, in Madison, WI. It’s a day of celebrating, networking, learning and speaking up, with people who care about Wisconsin’s future.


Contact: PO Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701; 608-255-8316; info@artswisconsin.org; http://www.artswisconsin.org/.


LABOR – The Southern Maine Workers’ Center will hold its annual membership meeting in Portland, March 11.


Contact: PO Box 3902, Portland, ME 04101; 207-200-7692; info@maineworkers.org; http://www.maineworkers.org/.


YOUTH POETRY – Louder Than A Bomb National Symposium, the largest youth poetry festival in the world, through March 15-18, in Chicago, hosted by Youth Chicago Authors.


Contact: http://youngchicagoauthors.org.


TRANSGENDER – The Keystone Conference: A Celebration of Gender Diversity, will be held March 22-26, in Harrisburg, PA.


Contact: info@Keystone-Conference.org; http://transcentralpa.org/keystone.htm.


SOFTWARE – The LibrePlanet conference will be held March 25-26, in Cambridge, MA. LibrePlanet is an annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation.


Contact: https://www.libreplanet.org/2017/.


YOUNG FEMINIST – The 12th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will be held March 25-27, in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation.


Contact: 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209; 866-444-3652; nyflc@feminist.org; http://www.feministcampus.org/.


PALESTINE – Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition will spearhead the National Rally to Support Palestine in Washington, DC March 26, 2017. This rally will march from the White House to AIPAC’s annual convention.


Contact: http://al-awda.org/.


WAR/WEAPONS – The Global Network’s Annual Organizing Conference & Protest, Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense and the Weaponization of Space, will be held April 7-9, in Huntsville, AL.


Contact: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, PO Box 652, Brunswick, ME 04011; (207) 443-9502; globalnet@mindspring.com; http://www.space4peace.org/.


CANNABIS – The 5th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference will be held in Washington, DC, April 7-11. Unity 2017 is a place to gather with patients, providers, activists, medical and legal professionals from around the country to learn best practices, exchange ideas and learn how to navigate medical marijuana in this new political landscape.


Contact: http://www.nationalmedicalcannabisunityconference.org/.                      


ABORTION – The CLPP (Civil Liberties and Public Policy) annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, will take place April 7-9, 2016 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.


Contact: Civil Liberties and Public Policy, 893 West Street, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002; 413-559-6976; clpp@hampshire.edu; http://clpp.hampshire.edu/conference.


CANNABIS – The annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference will be held April 7-11, in Washington, DC, hosted by Americans For Safe Access and others.


Contact: 202-857-4272; info@safeaccessnow.org; http://www.safeaccessnow.org/.


LEFT ECONOMICS – The Union for Radical Political Economies (UPRE) will host the conference Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Climate, in Brooklyn, April 8. The Conference will bring together the theoretical perspectives of radical political economics and the organizational experiences of those engaged in struggle on the many crucial issues confronting us today.


Contact: urpe@urpe.org; http://urpe.org/.


PLANET – Friday April 21 in Seattle Ground Zero and allies, featuring Native Americans sisters and brothers, will paddle, walk, and speak out against nuclear weapons and the destruction of our planet and demand that the trillions of US Citizen tax dollars dedicated to destroying our planet be redirected to healing her, all the beautiful beings, and to respect the sanctity of life.


Contact: 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370; 360-930-8697; http://www.gzcenter.org/.


CREECH – The 3rd Annual national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere, April 23-29 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada.Sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!


Contact: https://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com/.


ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR – The 9th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held April 29, in Arcata, CA.


Contact: http://www.humboldtgrassroots.com.


BLACK WOMEN – Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be April 29-30: One Year Anniversary Of The Black Women’s Truth And Reconciliation Commission.


Contact: Black Women’s Blutprint, P.O. Box 24713, Brooklyn, NY 11202; 347-533-9102; info@blackwomensblueprint.org;  http://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/tribunal.html.


MOVEMENTS/PROTEST – The First Mobilization Conference on Social Movements and Protest: Nonviolent Strategies and the State, will be held in San Diego, CA, May 5-6. The conference is planned as an informal and friendly gathering to present current work, discuss it, network.


Contact: http://resistancestudies.org/.


MOVE – The MOVE Conference: By MOVE, About MOVE, 4 All, will be May 5-7, in Philadelphia.


Contact: onamovellja@aol.com; http://onamove.com/.


ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR – The 11th Annual New York City Anarchist Book Fair will be held in its original site at Judson Memorial Church, May 13, with workshops, books, childcare, video projections, art, panels, more.


Contact: nycabf@riseup.net; http://anarchistbookfair.net/.


AFRICAN LIBERATION – African Liberation Day is May 27. The African People’s Socialist Party will hold events in Washington, DC.


Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727-821-6620; info@apspuhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.


CLASS – The Working Class Studies Association (WCSA)

conference “Class Struggle: Race, Gender, and Revolution” will be held May 31-June 3.


Contact: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/conferences/index.php/wcsa/WCSA17/index.




POETRY – Bein a Strong Black Woman Can Get U Killed is Laini Mataka’s third collection of poetry published by Black Classic Press. The title is a lament for the strong Black woman “who carried the family in her belly, the community on her head, and the race on her back.”


Contact: P.O. Box 13414, Baltimore, MD 21203; 410-242-6954; email@blackclassicbooks.com; http://www.blackclassicbooks.com/.


CLIMATE CHANGE/FICTION – Welcome to the Greenhouse is a new compilation of new science fiction about climate change.

Contact: OR Books; info@orbooks.com; http://www.orbooks.com/.

NUCLEAR WAR – In From Madness to Madness: Inside Pentagon Nuclear War Planning, the memoir by Paul H. Jonstone, former senior analyst in the Strategic Weapons Evaluation Group (WSEG) in the Pentagon

and a co-author of The Pentagon Papers, provides an authoritative analysis of the implications of nuclear war that remain insurmountable


Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; claritypress@usa.net; http://www.claritypress.com/.


RUSSIAN REVOLUTION – In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk myths about the tumultuous events of the Russian revolution. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organized in democratic assemblies, mobilized for militant action, destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers.


Contact: Pluto Press, 345 Archway Road, London, N6 5AA; 44-(0)-208-348-2724; pluto@plutobooks.com; http://www.plutobooks.com/.



IRAQ – Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, the documentary Iraqi Odyssey from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of colonialism, dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.

Contact: http://typecastfilms.com/.

 SPORTS – Based on the political writings of acclaimed sports journalist Dave Zirin, the feature documentary Welcome to the Terrordome explores the various intersections of sports, politics, and commerce over the last several decades.

Contact: http://www.streetlegalcinema.com/.