The Socialism 2009 conference will be held this year in Chicago and San Francisco. Here are a few of the talks at the SF conference (which I will be attending) that might be of interest to readers of this blog:
- Charlie Chaplin: Never Afraid to Stand Up, Featuring Scott Johnson, movie reviewer for Socialist Worker.
- Political Art in a New Era, Featuring Dave Zirin, author of What's My Name Fool? and A People's History of Sports; and Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, A History of Hip-Hop.
- Prop 8 is Going Down! Winning Gay Marriage in California, Featuring Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism, alongside leading LGBT activists and gay marriage activists from across the West Coast.
Of course, there is no reason why you wouldn't also be interested in the economy, the anti-war movement and other issues, so take a look at the Socialism 2009 site for yourself if you would like to see the full schedule.
Finally, I'll leave you with videos of Sherry Wolf and Dave Zirin from previous conferences.
Note: I've had trouble getting these to work correctly on Windows/Firefox, but on Windows/IE and Mac/Safari the videos work just fine.