Events Listings


WOMEN/PODCAST – Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival will be held October 3-5, in Los Angeles.

Contact: werkit/.

STREET BANDS – The 12th Annual HONK! Festival of activist street bands will take place October 6-8, in Somerville, MA.

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

TEACHERS – The 17th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Intersection of Teaching and Power, will be held October 7 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.

Contact: 415-676-7844;;

SPACE MILITARIZATION – October 7-14 is Keep Space for Peace Week, an international week of protest to stop the militarization of space.


COLUMBUS – October 9 is Columbus Day. Many groups around the country work to challenge traditional ethnocentric views of Columbus as the sole discoverer of America, as well as challenging the celebration of invasion, cruelty, oppression and cultural imperialism.

Contact: http://www.transform

DRUGS – The biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference will be held October 11-14, 2017 in Atlanta. The conference brings together people from around the world committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs.


IROQUOIS – The 2017 Conference on Iroquois Research will be held October 13-15, in Oswego, NY.

Contact: francis.scardera@; http://www.iroquoia. org/.

EDUCATION – The 4th Annual Network for Public Education Conference will be held October 14-15, in Oakland, CA, with keynote speakers and workshops.

Contact: P.O. Box 44200; Tuscon, AZ 85733; 520-324-0881;

FILM FESTIVAL – The Seattle Social Justice Film Festival will be held November 16-21 in venues around Seattle.

Contact: http://www.socialjustice

RESISTANCE/WWI – Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War I Through Today, A Symposium on Resistance and Conscientious Objection in WWI, will be held in Kansas City, MO, October 19-22.

Contact: https://www.theworld

ENVIRONMENT – The APIEL (Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law) Conference will be held October 20-22, at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.

Contact: PO Box 20363, Knoxville, TN 37920;;

SDS – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) will be holding its 12th National Convention, October 21-22, in Minneapolis, MN.

Contact: UMN SDS, 1930 Elliot Ave S #3, Minneapolis, MN 55404;

SCHOOLS – The Dignity in Schools Campaign will be holding the 8th Annual Week of Action Against School Pushout from October 21-29. The week of action is organized to raise awareness about the school pushout in the nation’s schools and lift up local member campaigns that are pushing back against school pushout.

Contact: http://www.dignityin

POLICE BRUTALITY – October 22 is the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Events are planned in various cities nationwide.


RESTORATIVE PRACTICES – The International Institute for Restorative Practicie (IIRP) will host its World Conference, October 23-25, in Bethlehem, PA.

Contact: 610-807-9221;;

CIVIL/HUMAN RIGHTS – The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) conference, From Civil Rights to Human Rights, will be held October 25-28, in Birmingham, AL.

Contact:; https://www.peace conference.

EDUCATION – The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its annual conference, NAME: Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity, November 1-5, in Salt Lake City, UT.


SCHOOL OF AMERICAS/BORDER – The second Border Convergence event at the militarized U.S./Mexico border in Nogales Arizona/Sonora, will be November 10-12, with School of the Americas (SOA) Watch, CODEPINK and others.

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

ARTS – The 78th Annual Conference For Community Arts will take place November 15-18, in San Francisco, CA. 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@ nationalguildorg; http://communityartsed

WOMEN’S STUDIES – The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 16-19, in Baltimore, MD, under the theme 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement For Black Lives.

Contact: National Women’s Studies Association, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355;;

YOUTH MILITARIZATION – War Resisters’ International is organizing the annual International Week of Action Against the Militarization of Youth, November 20-26. The week is a concerted effort of antimilitarist actions across the world to raise awareness of, and challenge, the ways young people are militarized, and to give voice to alternatives.


SEX WORKERS – December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, events are planned in many cities worldwide.

Contact: http://www



WOMEN Women Fight Back: The centuries-long struggle for liberation, written by Donna Goodman, a long-time peace and justice activist in New York’s Hudson Valley. Women Fight Back traces the historical evolution of a movement that has thoroughly transformed society, and is in need of militant revival today.

Contact: 415-821-6171; PSL Publications, 2969 Mission St, San Francisco, CA. 94110;

RACE/SCIENCE – Traversing the archives of antebellum black literature, performance, and visual culture in Fugitive Science, Britt Rusert uncovers the experiments of a group of writers, performers, and artists who crafted and enacted sophisticated critiques of racial science.

Contact: NYU Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812; 212-998-2575;;