Summer Events


SOCIALISM – The Socialism Conference is scheduled for July 6-9 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions.


LA RAZA – The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 8-11 in Phoenix, AZ, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions.

Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670;

FREEDOM SCHOOL – The Youth Organizing Institute of North Carolina will be holding the 6th Annual Freedom School, in Durham, July 11-21.


CUBA – The 28th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is traveling through the U.S. from July 11-28.


MEDIA – Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture (NAMAC) will host a joint conference in Minneapolis, July 12-14.


PEACESTOCK – On July 15, the 15th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place in Red Wing, MN. The event is a mixture of music, speakers and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace and others.

Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733;;

RADIO – The Annual National Federation of Community Broadcasters Community Media Conference will be held July 17-19, in Denver, CO, with break-out sessions, two keynotes, affinity group summits, panel discussions and tours around the host city.

Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202-756-2268; comments;

TEACHERS – The Badass Teachers Association will have their annual conference in Seattle, WA, July 22-23.


WOMEN/PEACE – The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 33rd Triennial Congress will be held July 27-30, in Chicago.


DEMOCRACY – The Democracy Convention, Universalizing Resistance, Democratizing Power will be held August 2-6, at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


FOLK FESTIVAL – The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 4-6, in the Berkshires, NY.


HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI – August 5-8, annual Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day peace vigils and demonstrations will be held worldwide. Ground Zero Center’s weekend of events commemorating the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki takes place from August 7-9, and will include a demonstration at one of the entrance gates to the Bangor Trident base on August 8th, and a peace flotilla on Hood Canal adjacent to the Bangor base.

Contact: 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370; 360-930-8697;

VETERANS/PEACE – Veterans for Peace annual convention is August 9-13 in Chicago. This year’s theme is, Education Not Militarization.


PEACE – The 18th Annual Kateri Peace Conference: Confronting the Politics of Fear, will be held August 17-18, in upstate New York

Contact: http://kateripeace

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – The annual Twin Oaks WomenÆs Gathering will be held August 18-20.

Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126;;

DISSIDENT ARTS – The Dissident Arts Festival will take place August 19, in New York City.

Contact: John Pietaro, 646-599-0060; leftmus; http://www.

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;; http://communitiescon

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;

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


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 invites people and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide to take action during CNV Action Week around the International Day of Peace, September 21.


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;

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


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


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;

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

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: michael@peacejustices; https://www.peacejustice


Zaps are compiled by JoelChaffee