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MEDIA – The Media Consortium Conference will be held February 11, in Philadelphia. The conference brings together over 100 leaders of independent news.


BLACK SOLIDARITY – The 21st Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University will be held February 11-14. The theme is, The Miseducation: Changing History As We Know It.

Contact: PO Box 206471, New Haven, CT 06520;

EVOLUTION/RELIGION – February 12-14 will be the 10th 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. The Clergy Letter Project’s theme for 2014 is Exploring Ways to Engage in Complex Discussions in a Civil Manner.


INDIGENOUS WOMEN – The 10th Strawberry Ceremony for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls will be held February 14, in Toronto, to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous peoples.


MUSIC – The 28th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp will be held February 17-21, in Kansas City, MO.

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

PROGRESSIVES – The 7th annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit will be held February 19-21, 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: paprogressivesummit_1.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH – The Take Root Conference will be held February 26-27, 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.


LGBTQ –  Rainbow Health Ontario hosts Canada’s largest LGBTQ health conference, March 9-11, in London, Ontario.

Contact: Rainbow Health Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M5A 2S5; 416.324.4100;

LABOR – The 2016 Labor Notes Conference will be held April 1-3, in Chicago.

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

POETRY – The annual Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2016 will be held April 14-17, in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Poems of Provocation & Witness.

Contact: Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; 202-787-5210;;

DIGITAL BLACKNESS – The Digital Blackness Conference will be held April 22-23, 2016 in New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University and will bring together scholars, students, activists, and artists from a range of fields and disciplines to interrogate the many new modes, customs, and arrangements of racial identity as they are mediated through digital technologies.

Contact: Digital Blackness Conference Coordinator, Rutgers University, Department of History, 111 Van Duck Hall, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901;; http://www.rutgersdigita


HARRISON – Virgin Islands-born, Harlem-based Hubert H. Harrison’s When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World is a collection of over 50 articles that detail his pioneering theoretical, educational, and organizational role in the founding and development of the militant, World War I-era “New Negro Movement.”

Contact: 800-937-8000;; contact@dafri capress .com

PALESTINE Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine brings together the work of 65 prominent writers to examine America’s culpability in the denial of human rights and dignity to Palestinians in Israel/Palestine and beyond.

Contact: OR Books;;

MINORITY PERSECUTION – We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, by Deepa Iyer, shines a light on an unexplored consequence of modern-day terrorism: the ongoing, state-sanctioned persecution of a range of American minorities

Contact: The New Press, 38 Greene Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-629-8802;