Free Listings


ECONOMICS – The Union For Radical Political Economics at the Eastern Economic Association will hold its annual conference January 6-8 in Chicago.


TORTURE/GUANTANAMO – The Witness Against Torture campaign, Fast For Justice 2017, dates are January 8-21, to bring an end to torture and closures of Guantanamo.

Contact: New York Catholic Worker, Attn: Witness Against Torture, 55 East Third Street

HEALTHCARE – Hundreds of activists will meet for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance at the Single-Payer Strategy Conference in New York, NY, January 13-15, organized by Healthcare -NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.

Contact: org/strategy-conference/2017-new-york/;

FEMINIST ART – The fifth annual Feminist Art Conference will be held January 19-21, in Toronto.


INAUGURATION – ANSWER Coalition and other groups will be descending on Washington, D.C. on January 20 to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.


LEFT LITERATURE Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979 uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story. January 26-May 14, in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: 131 8th Street No. 4; Brooklyn, NY 11215;;

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.theclergy

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;;

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;

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 ;;

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.


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


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;

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


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


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;;

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.


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.libre

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;;

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.


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;;

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;;

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


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;; womensblueprint .org/tribunal.html.


TEXAS/CULTUREBlue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, by Max Krochmal, is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboy conservatism, but a mid-twentieth-century hotbed of community organizing, liberal politics, and civil rights activism.

Contact: University of North Carolina Press, 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808;

DEMOCRACTSDon’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party by Lily Geismer, traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Part,y away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new light on the importance of suburban liberalism in modern American political culture.

Contact: Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540-5237; Phone: 609-258-4900;;

LABOR Song of the Stubborn One Thousand: The Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985-87, by Peter Shapiro, is an account of the successful strike by mainly Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.

Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583- 7884; http://www.haymarket

NATIVE AMERICANAll the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations.

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

Music /Media

CELTIC/NY – The Poor Cousins have released Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland, a Christmas album.

Contact: https://thepoorcousins.