Fall Events Listings


COMMUNITY CONFERENCE – The annual Twin Oaks Community Conference will be held September 1-4, in Louisa, VA. The conference is committed to equality, participatory government, ecology, and non-violence.

Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; twinoaks@ic.org; http://communities conference.org/.

LABOR DAY – The 32nd Annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival, a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, will be held September 4, in honor of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

Contact: Bread & Roses Heritage, PO Box 1137, Lawrence, MA 01842; 978-794-1655; info@breadand rosesheritage.org; http://www.breadand rosesheritage.org/.

NATIVE MEDIA – The National Native Media Conference will be hosted by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) September 7-9, in Anaheim, CA.

Contact: NAJA, OU Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Norman, OK, 73019-4201; 405-325-1649; http://www.naja.com/.

LGBT – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will have its convention September 7-10, in Philadelphia, PA.

Contact: http://www.nlgja.org/2017/.

ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR – The 12th Annual Victorian Anarchist Bookfair will be held September 16-17, located on unceded Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contact: festia l@victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca; http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca/.

NONVIOLENCE – Campaign Nonviolence (CNV), September 16-24, is a long-term movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction and the epidemic of violence. Each year CNV invite people and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide to take action during CNV Action Week around the International Day of Peace, September 21.

Contact: info@paceebene.org; http://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions/.

PRISONERS – Running Down the Walls (RDTW) is an annual 5K Run / Walk / Jog / Bike, to raise awareness and much needed funds in support of political prisoners in the United States, September 17-18.

Contact: la@abcf.net; http://www.abcf.net/.

AMERICAN-ARAB – The Arab-American ADC(Anti-Discrimination Committee)  National Convention will take place September 21-24, in Washington, DC.

Contact: 1990 M Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036;  202-244-2990; adc@adc.org. http://www.adc.org/.

LGBTQ/FILM – The annual Out On Film Festival will take place September 28-October 5, in Atlanta.

Contact: info@outonfilm.org; http://outonfilm.org/.

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

Contact: http://space4peace.org/.

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

Contact: http://www.wnyc. org/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;  webmaster@honkfest.org; http://honkfest.org/.

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; teachers4socialjustice@yahoo.com; http://www.t4sj.org/.

SDS – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) will be holding its12th National Convention, October 21-22, in Minneapolis, MN.

Contact: UMN SDS, 1930 Elliot Ave S #3, Minneapolis, MN 55404; http://www.newsds.org/.

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.

Contact: http://www.reform conference.org/.

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

Contact: http://www.socialjusticefilmf estival.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; http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/.

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

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

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.theworldwar.org/learn/remembering-muted-voices.

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

Contact: http://www.october22.org/; http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/.

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; apiel.info@gmail.com; http://www.apiel.org/.

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

Contact: 610-807-9221; registrar@iirp.edu; http://www.iirp.edu/.

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: mihael@peacejustices tudies.org; https://www.peace justicestudies.org/conference.

FEMINIST/BLM – The 2017 NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) Annual Conference, 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives, will be held November 16-19, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Contact: National Women’s Studies Association, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; nwsaoffice@nwsa.org; http://www.nwsa.org/.