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Events

ECONOMICS – The Union For Radical Political Economics at the Eastern Economic Association will hold its annual conference January 5-7 in Philadelphia, PA.

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

TORTURE/GUANTANAMO – Witness Against Torture will return to Washington, DC, January 7–14 for the 2018 Fast for Justice, to offer public witness to close Guantanamo, end indefinite detention, and hold torturers accountable.

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

New York, NY 10003; witnesstorture@gmail.com; http://www.witnessagainsttorture.com/.

MUSIC – The Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp will be held February 14-18, in Kansas City, MO.

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

BLACK SOLIDARITY – The 23rd Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University will be held February 8-11.

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

 

PROGRESSIVES – The annual Pennsylvania Keystone Progressive Summit will be held February 2-3, 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/.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH – The Take Root Conference will be held February 23-24, 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.

LABOR – The Labor Notes Conference will be held April 6-8, in Chicago.

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

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.

Contact: http://nameorg.org.

HEALTH – Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting and Leadership Training will be held November 3-4, in Atlanta Georgia under the theme Single payer is a health care equity for all.

Contact: info@pnhp.org; http://www.pnhp.org/.

ABOLITION – Chicago for Abolition: A Summit on Organizing and Strategy is a weekend of events to strengthen the movement against the prison industrial complex, November 8-12.

Contact: http://criticalresistance.org/chicago2017/.

 

ZULU/HIP-HOP – On November 10 Universal Zulu Nation celebrates its 44th Anniversary.

Contact: http://www.zulunation.com/.

SCHOOL OF AMERICAS/BORDER – The second Border Convergence event at the militarized US/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; info@soaw.org; http://soaw.org.

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.nationalguild.org/.

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: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; nwsaoffice@nwsa.org; http://www.nwsa.org/.

 

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/.

YOUTH MILITARISATION – War Resisters’ International is organising the annural International Week of Action Against the Militarisation 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 militarised, and to give voice to alternatives.

Contact: http://www.wri-irg.org/; http://antimili-youth.net/.

BROOKLYN FOR PEACE – Brooklyn For Peace will honor Linda Sarsour, Leslie Cagan, and UPROSE at the organization’s Pathmakers To Peace event, November 30.

Contact: 41 Schermerhorn Street, PMB 106, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-624-5921; bfp@brooklynpeace.org; http://www.brooklynpeace.org/.

TRANS/GENDER – November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Contact: https://www.glaad.org/tdor.

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

Contact: http://www.december17.org/.

 

Books

 

WHISTLEBLOWERS/WOMEN – Women, Whistleblowing, WikiLeaks presents a conversation between three advocates who have been at the forefront of such activity: acclaimed journalist and human rights advocate Sarah Harrison, Croatian-German theater director, activist and author Angela Richter, and Renata Avila, a celebrated Guatemalan human rights lawyer and digital rights expert.

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

HIP-HOP/ISLAM – Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer has been released in the U.S.

Contact: NYU Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812; 212-998-2575; information@nyupress.org; http://nyupress.org/.

POETRY – Voodoo Hypothesisis by Canisia Lubrin a subversion of the imperial construct of “Blackness” and a rejection of the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people as inferior, through constant parallel representations of “evil” and “savagery.” Pulling from pop culture, science, pseudo-science and contemporary news stories about race, Lubrin asks: What happens if the systems of belief that give science, religion and culture their importance were actually applied to the contemporary “Black experience”?

Contact: Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd., 280 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 2L3; 905-972-9885; info@wolsakandwynn.ca; http://wolsakandwynn.ca/.

EARTH/ECON – Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies.

Contact: University of California Press, 155 Grand Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612–3758; 510-883-8232; https://www.ucpress.edu.

ROUTLEDGE – Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times by Charles Derber, is a guide to this new era and a vision and strategy for movement success. He shows how only a new universalizing wave, a progressive and revolutionary “movement of movements,” can counter the world-universalizing economic and cultural forces of intensifying corporate and far-right power.

Contact: 800-634-7064; orders@taylorandfrancis.com; https://www.routledge.com.

 

Music / Media

ROCK – The Four Fathers have released their new song ‘Equal Rights and Justice For All,’ a passionate defense of habeas corpus.

Contact: https://thefourfathers.bandcamp.com.