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official webpage for the brooklyn college teach-in & workshop series on resistance to the trump agenda.

THURSDAYS 12:30PM-1:30PM @ 2127 Ingersoll Hall

Dec 8
Barnard College Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category

We would like to reach out all to all disciplnes and to legal scholars and practitioners across the NYC area and to non-academic groups as well. If you know of any student groups at your campus that have been engaging with the questions of immigrants' rights and sanctuary, please let them know.Please note, too, that the panel has a specifically historical dimension, and Eric Foner will be one of the speakers who will address sanctuary in historical perspective.

Jan 21
1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Women's March on NYC

On January 21st, New York City will proudly join the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human. This historic and peaceful event is open to the public and we warmly welcome ALL to participate.

Jan 25
Washington Square Park Emergency Rally for Muslim and Immigrant Rights

The moment we've been bracing for is here. Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Trump will sign an executive order today or tomorrow, restricting entry to the US from majority Muslim countries. Another executive order is also expected, attacking our undocumented neighbors with an expanded border wall and an intent to target sanctuary cities like NYC. As a city of immigrants, we cannot stay silent in the face of such hate. We ask you to gather tonight (Wednesday), to show President Trump that all New Yorkers stand with our Muslim and Latino neighbors. Together, we will form a beacon of light against the coming darkness.

Jan 28
Terminal 4 JFK Immigration Detention Rally and Vigil

In direct coordination with the Port Authority we will be meeting outside of JFK Terminal 4 Arrivals on the outer roadway.

Holocaust Remembrance Day was Friday and today Trump's racist executive actions have already resulted in people being detained at JFK (without access to their legal representation) because of their country of origin. Let's put action behind words and meet at JFK Terminal 4 Arrivals at 6PM to hold a vigil and rally against the detentions. NO BAN, NO WALL, SANCTUARY FOR ALL!

Jan 29
Battery Park March & Rally: We Will End the Refugee & Muslim Ban

Due to the collective efforts of advocacy groups and organizers in New York, the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York has now issued a temporary stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order.

The signing of President Trump's executive order has affected thousands – refugees seeking asylum and protection who have already been approved for visas, mothers and fathers barred from reuniting with their families, legal permanent residents being denied the ability to return to school or work, and refugees fleeing persecution being forced to return to their countries to death and violence.


Jan 30
PSC Union Hall PSC Sanctuary Meeting

The PSC is hosting a CUNYwide meeting for students, faculty and staff who have been working on making CUNY campuses into sanctuary campuses:

The idea is to discuss where different campuses are in the creation of sanctuary campuses (including how they are defining that), what road blocks or challenges we have been confronting, and next steps at the campus and CUNY-wide level.

An RSVP is not required to attend, but if you plan to attend, the PSC would appreciate an email sent to Deirdre Brill at [email protected] so that they have an estimate of how many people to expect. Also, note that an ID is required to enter the building. If you want to attend but doesn't have an ID, please get in touch with Deirdre.

Jan 31
Grand Army Plaza What the f*ck, Chuck!?

We, a group of activists and concerned citizens, will be coming together for another rally at Schumer's home to demand that Schumer stand firm and rally the Democrats to stand firm. We need them to stand strong for all the battles coming down the pike: healthcare, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental rights, supreme court, workers' rights, etc. We will march to Schumer's home on Prospect Park West and we will deliver protein bars and weights to Schumer, so he can regain his strength.

Feb 1
CUNY Graduate Center Protest in Support of Saira

On Friday, January 27 Political Science Ph.D. candidate Saira Rafiee was removed from an airplane in Dubai as she was preparing to return to her studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Saira, an Iranian citizen, is one of the many tens of thousands affected by Trump’s reprehensible and immoral ban targeting Muslims and refugees. Protest this discriminatory Executive Order and show your solidarity with our comrade. We'll be meeting outside of the GC.

Feb 2
Auditorium @ 1199SEIU Organizing meeting for Climate March

Women's Marches to the tens of thousands of people taking to airports to oppose Trump's executive orders, it's clear that more people than ever are ready to take to the streets — many of them for the first time. Almost everyday there will be news coming out of Washington that will make us want to hit the streets again, and along with those moments there will be dozens of opportunities to march and rally and make our voices heard.

At the same time, we need to be organizing for the long haul so that these beautiful rapid-fire mobilizations are part of an arc of resistance that keeps people engaged and coming out again and again.

Join me and help build the NYC organizing plan for what promises to be a critically important part of building an arc of resistance to Trump: the People's Climate Movement's mobilization in Washington DC on April 29th. Click here to RSVP for our first city wide organizing meeting on Thursday.

On April 29th, the People’s Climate Movement and the organizations who put 400,000 people in our streets two years ago at the People's Climate March will mobilize in the nation’s capital for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

Join us in a city wide organizing meeting:

When: Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Auditorium at 1199SEIU - 310 West 43rd St., just west of 8th Ave.

We’ll hear updates on the plans for this mobilization, and we’ll get to work on building the strongest effort possible here in NYC!

Speakers will include:

Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE
Linda Sarsour, National Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington
Roberto Borrero, from the indigenous Taíno Nation
Estela Vazquez, Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU

Click here to RSVP for the city wide organizing meeting.

Feb 2
Brooklyn Borough Hall Yemeni Businesses Shut Down & Rally Against “Muslim Ban"

On Thursday, February 2, Yemeni business owners across five New York boroughs will close 1,000 stores from 12pm to 8pm in response to the Trump administration’s infamous “Muslim Ban” executive order. This shutdown of grocery stores and bodegas will be a public show of the vital role these grocers and their families play in New York’s economic and social fabric and, during this period, grocery store owners will spend time with their families and loved ones to support each other; many of these families have been directly affected by the Ban.

Thursday evening at 5:15pm, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. in the back of the building facing the plaza, the Yemeni American community will hold a rally, where some merchants will share the impact the Ban has had on them and their loved one. The program will begin with the Muslim call for prayer and a public sundown prayer by Muslim rally participants. The prayer will be followed by several Yemeni merchants and their families sharing personal stories of how their lives and families have been impacted by the ban, as well as stories read on behalf of families who are afraid to come forward.

Feb 7
Foley Square NYC Students Walkout!: No Ban No Wall

As NYC students we must rise up against bigotry, hatred, and prejudice. We are a part of this city. We are Muslim. We are immigrants. And we have a voice. As students from different schools and instiutions we plan to walkout of school at 12:00 pm on Tuesday in protest of the tragic executive order that WILL affect us! We will not remain silent. We will not repeat the failures of our past.

#MuslimBan #NoBanNoWall

Feb 10
Verso Books The Muslim Ban: How We Got Here & Where We Go Next

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised a "Muslim Ban." Well, he just delivered. On January 27, Trump issued a sweeping ban, "temporarily" stopping immigration from 7 Muslim majority countries, as well as the refugee settlement program. Syrian refugees, who are among the MOST in need, have been prohibited from coming to the United States, indefintely. This will not be the only action Trump takes against Muslims, American or otherwise. It is also far from the first time Muslims have been scapegoated in this country. Our panelists, Mehreen Kasana, Moustafa Bayoumi, Arun Kundnani, and Fahd Ahmed, will talk about the roots of the Muslim Ban, what comes next, and what we can do to fight back.


Feb 16
A Day Without Immigrants

A Day Without Immigrants (and immigration supporters).

As the title of the event suggests, we, the Nation's immigrants, sons and daughters of immigrants and immigrant supporters, will be demonstrating how crucial we are to the basic fundamentals of the United States' economy. For one single day on a weekday, we must come together and unite in absolute resistance in order to reject the system dictating the launch from dehumanization and blatant oppression of those that are not straight, White, natural-born citizens.

They don't like immigrants? Let's give them a break for one day.

I urge you to:

1) NOT go to work.
2) NOT open your business.
3) NOT make purchases at any stores, markets or online.
4) NOT go out to eat.
5) NOT purchase gasoline.
6) NOT go to class.
7) NOT send your kids to school.

We all have bills to pay and things to do but if the system does not realize (or want to realize) how essential our daily participation is to this wonderful Country, we must paralize it in order to make our voices heard. We will stand up and we will tell them loud and clear that their precious billions of dollars are worthless without the very people they oppress and abuse to rake those profits in.

The #RESISTANCE is now and I urge you to be a part of it. To #RESIST is to be unconformist. To #RESIST is to want a better life for ourselves, our children and all future generations. #RESISTANCE cannot happen without you.

Do not conform.

Feb 22
61 Local Resisting the Trump Agenda: Teach-In and Workshop

"Resisting the Trump Agenda: Teach-In and Workshop". Wednesday, February 22 from 7:30 - 9 pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn. Information and action are our best tools to oppose the incoming administration. Led by Brooklyn College* faculty, this participatory event encourages public dialog and mobilization on the following topics:

    FEMINIST/QUEER ACTIVISM - Prof. Alexandra Juhasz
    EDUCATION - Prof. David C. Bloomfield

*affiliation for identification purposes only

Feb 23
Stonewall National Monument Rally to Oppose Trump Attack on Trans Students

Emergency rally to make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students. The Trump-Pence Administation has rescinded important protections for trans students in schools. Let them know we will be heard, we will protect our TGNC community and we will fight for safe education for all. #ProtectTransKids

Feb 28
Brooklyn College Library, room 241 Immigrant Rights Information Session

Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education, CUNY Citizenship Now,
CUNY Edge and MEDO are pleased to invite you to:

What: An information session about rights of immigrants
When: February 28, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:30
Where: Brooklyn College Library, room 241

Topics to be covered:

How the recent Executive Order affect immigrant’s rights. A lawyer from CUNY Citizenship Now will answer questions about legal rights immigrants have under the law.

Information about CUNY affiliated centers where immigrants may get assistance.
Green card holders encouraged to participate.

Who should attend: Students, faculty staff, green card holders, undocumented, dreamers and all concerned about inclusiveness.

RSVP: [email protected]

Mar 8
Central Park SE (5th Ave 59th Street) A Day Without A Woman

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, women and our allies will act together creatively to withdraw from the corporations that harm us and find ways to support the businesses, organizations and communities that sustain us. As we prepare for A Day Without A Woman, we ask:

Do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities?

Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression?

Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?

We unite with the International Women’s Strike on March 8th and we observe Strike4Democracy’s Day of Planning on Friday, February 17th as we gather our friends, families, neighbors and coworkers and make plans to stand up for economic justice, affirmatively building community, and supporting local, women- and minority-owned businesses. In the weeks leading up to March 8th, we will continue to discuss the variety of ways that all people can join the fight for economic justice.

Mar 8
Brooklyn College Quad Protest Against Deportation and In Solidarity with Immigrant Communities

In honor of International Women's Day, Brooklyn College Faculty and Staff Resist will hold a

Protest Against Deportation and In Solidarity with Immigrant Communities

Come join us and spread the word!
We stand for immigrant justice, dignity, and worker rights.

Wednesday, March 8th 12:30 pm on the Brooklyn College Quad

Mar 16
CUNY Graduate Center, room C198 The New Executive Order & Immigration: Q & A Session With CUNY Citizenship Now

Have questions about the new Executive Order and how it may impact travel and visa applications? Come to the Q & A session with an experienced Immigration Attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now!

March 22
Brooklyn College, Ingersoll Hall 2127 The Case for Socialism

Want to fight racism? • Want to fight Islamophobia? • Want to fight for immigrant rights? • Want to fight for women's liberation? •

Come to this discussion and join us!

Wednesday, March 22nd
Brooklyn College, Ingersoll Hall, Room 2127

Donald Trump's vicious attacks continue to dominate mainstream headlines, but the big news for the left is that socialism is re-emerging as a systemic alternative to capitalism.

Thousands of people are asking whether it's time to join socialist organizations in order to resist Trump--and the social system that gave rise to his villainy in the first place.

Don't sit on the sidelines and hope history turns back from the abyss. Now is the time to join the fight for a socialist future. Get involved with other socialists at Brooklyn College.

Sponsored by Brooklyn College International Socialist Organization (ISO)

Mar 28
Brooklyn College, Woody Tanger Auditourium A Historical and Constitutional Assessment of Trump’s Immigration EOs

“Refugee Policy in the Trump Era: Lessons from Immigration History” 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Maria Cristina Garcia is professor of history at Cornell University, and a current Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research centers on immigrants, refugees, and exiles. She is the author of three books: The first, Havana USA, studies the political and economic influence of Cuban exiles in the U.S. Her second book, Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada, examines the individuals, groups, and organizations that responded to the Central American refugee crisis of the 1980s and 1990s and how these transnational networks reshaped North American refugee policy. Her current book project, Refuge in Post Cold War America, is a study of U.S. refugee policy in the Post-Cold War and post 9/11 era, which will be out later this year.

“Trump’s Immigration EOs: Is it Constitutional? What Rights Do I have?” 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Shane Kadidal is senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He will assess the constitutionality of the EOs and also present on Know Your Rights. Mr. Kadidal has worked on several significant cases arising in the wake of 9/11, including the Center’s challenges to the indefinite detention of men at Guantánamo and domestic immigration sweeps. He has been counsel in major CCR cases, including Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, United States of America and Vulcan Society, Inc. v. City of New York, and legal challenges to the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program. Along with others at the Center for Constitutional Rights, he currently serves as U.S. counsel to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in connection with potential Espionage Act charges, extradition, and the funding embargo.

Mar 28
Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor) Do ALL Black Lives Matter?

This will be a black lives matter discussion where we dissect the levels and dept related to the Black Lives Matter Movement. As well as a time for us to speak on the black lives which do not get much public recognition.

Apr 4-5
Woody Tanger Auditorium LISTEN-IN/LISTEN UP! Students Teach the Teachers About Struggle

Panels of students will share their stories of struggle, what makes them vulnerable or unwelcome on campus, and how to create a more inclusive and nurturing environment at Brooklyn College.

Following the panel discussion, the student moderator will lead a wider discussion with student members of the audience.

Open to the campus community.

Apr 5
Brooklyn College, Ingersoll 3413 The Roots of Trump's Islamophobia


Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror

Yasmine Kamel, activist in the International Socialist Organization and Bay Ridge for Social Justice

Trump ran for president on an openly Islamophobic platform. After he was elected, he packed his cabinet with Islamophobic racists who have a long track record of courting anti-Muslim extremists. Trump’s racist travel ban on immigrants from six Muslim countries has been blocked in the courts for now. But all of this has resulted in a dangerous wave of Islamophobic hate crimes, the largest number recorded in the US since 9/11.

We need to stand up to Islamophobia wherever it emerges. But doing so also means challenging the war on terror. For 16 years Republicans and Democrats alike have stoked anti-Muslim fears and bigotry to try and justify endless war.

Join us for a discussion about how to understand the roots of Islamophopbia, how we can better defend ourselves against racist attacks, and how to build an alternative based on the politics solidarity.

Sponsored by:
Brooklyn College Socialists – ISO

Apr 19
Brooklyn College, Ingersoll 3412 The Movement That Brought Down a President

After the initial shock of Trump's election, there has been no shortage of resistance to Trump's reactionary agenda. We took to the streets in massive numbers proving Trump has no mandate at the Women's March. We protested in airports across the country in opposition to Trump's bigoted executive orders targeting Muslims and the undocumented.

As we organize at Brooklyn College for the battles to come, we have to ask the question: what kind of movement would it really take to bring down Donald Trump?

To answer this, it's worth looking back for decades to the last–and only–time a president was forced to resign. What lessons can we learn from the social movements of the 1960's? What role did they play in compelling Nixon to leave office in a disgrace in 1974? And how can this history help us build a stronger fight today? Join us for discussion!

Speaker: Eric Ruder, regular contributor to SocialistWorker.org. Check out his piece "How the movement brought down a president"

Wednesday, April 19
Ingersoll Hall, Room 3412

Sponsored by: Brooklyn College International Socialist Organization (ISO)

Apr 29 Washington D.C. March for Climate, Jobs and Justice

The NYC Organizing Table for the April 29th March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington, DC. is grounded in several core principles:

- Seek to strengthen the work of community groups and constituency based organizations as they take up the fight for climate justice.
- Bring together different parts of our movement to help expand all of our work and bring greater coherence to our common efforts.
- Pressure policy makers in our city and state to take bold steps toward reducing and eliminating carbon emissions, especially in this era of Trump.

May 1
Sidewalk at 5th Avenue and 41st Street at the edge of Bryant Park Take on Corporate Backers of Hate March

Before the workday starts, Make the Road New York is hosting a march through Midtown East to call out large corporate entities that stand to profit from Trump's agenda, including backers of private prisons and immigrant detention centers like JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Ahead of the action, Make the Road today launched a "name and shame" website, with information about each company's affiliations to the Trump Administration and contact information for CEOs and Board Members.

May 1
Union Square SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers!

Since 2005, people’s organizations have been organizing at Union Square for all workers. May Day, or International Workers Day, is a day of great significance to the workers and the oppressed masses across the world.

Our main call this year is SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers! We have seen an attack on our people from President Trump’s Executive Orders to ban Muslims and refugees. There have already been over 1,000 civilian deaths in March 2017 by U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, an increase of 5,000 Border Patrol officers and 10,000 ICE agents, and a proposed addition of $54 Billion USD to the national military budget. We cannot allow this to continue.

The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2017 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, and Indigenous communities who are uniting to defend our people!

We would like to enlist your support for this call to show the people on May 1st, 2017 that New York City has had enough. We are going to show the world that the people are ready for a mass movement that will lead to revolutionary change.

May 1
5pm - 7:30pm
Foley Square Rise Up New York! Immigrant Rights and Worker Rights

We are a coalition of immigrant rights groups, labor, faith and allied organizations coming together to say in one voice that we stand together and we resist together. We demand that President Trump end his attacks on our immigrant, refugees and Muslim communities. We demand good jobs and the right to organize. We demand Congress pass a federal budget that reflects our priorities, that doesn’t include a single dollar for a border wall or unjust immigration enforcement.

May 10
Brooklyn College, Ingersoll 3413 The Fight for Abortion Rights

There has been a steady barrage of attacks on women's reproductive rights since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. Now, Trump is vowing to defund Planned Parenthood, which would severely restrict access to birth control, abortion, and women's health services for millions across the country. Enough is enough! We need to rebuild a fighting movement that is unapologetically for abortion rights and reproductive freedom.

Join us for a discussion on how working women and men can fight back and turn the tide on anti-abortion, anti-woman legislation.

Sponsored by:
Brooklyn College Socialists – ISO

May 11-13
Trump Tower New York NYC: Trump and Pence MUST GO! Every Night Until They Are Gone.

There is no compromise with a fascist regime. They will not listen to reason or the rule of law. Trump summarily firing Comey reveals that if the law or institutions stand in the way, these fascists will knock them down. Trump, Pence, Sessions, the whole regime have told you that this is what they intend to do.

If they are not driven from power, they will rewrite law, get rid of their enemies, prohibit dissent, and remake society in ways beyond what people imagine possible.

Waiting things out, banking on a special prosecutor, or that the 2018 midterm elections will deal with the grave danger that is the Trump/Pence could have disastrous consequences for humanity.

What matters now is what masses of people do: acting together with determination and creativity, expressing our outrage and anger, taking to the streets with the spirit of no business as usual, demanding that this regime be driven from power. In dealing with the extraordinary, we must rid ourselves of ordinary thinking. Now is a Moment to Act. Start with those you can gather and go out and grow. Make a Statement. Do not underestimate the power of the people when we struggle with courage and conviction.

June 10
Manhattan City Hall Park, West side (By Broadway) Standing with Muslims Against Islamophobia and Racism

Dear friends,

In recent months we have seen a dramatic escalation in attacks and violence perpetrated against immigrants, Muslims, and people of color. Last week’s horrific violence in Portland in which two people were killed and one severely injured while defending two women of color, one of whom was wearing a hijab, is only the most recent attack as a result of a growing right-wing.

On June 10th, alt-right activists are organizing a so called "March Against Sharia" which will only serve to further embolden this kind of violence. This racism and bigotry must be confronted. We must take action to drive out racism and Islamophobia from our city. Mass mobilization and solidarity are the only way to stop the right-wing from growing and to defend those of us who are targeted by right wing violence.

The International Socialist Organization in NYC is working with the Jewish Social Justice Contingent (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jewish Voices for Peace-NYC, Network Against Islamophobia, Jews Say No!), Bay Ridge for Social Justice and the Arab-American Association of NY to build the mass rally in City Hall Park called by NYC Loves Muslims and CAIR-NY. We will gather together at 10am at the Broadway side of City Hall to say:

NO to Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism!
NO to white supremacy!
YES to building community and protecting one another!
YES to dignity and justice for all communities!

We also invite you to join the ISO contingent, which will be gathering at 9:30am at the triangular park/median just north of Chambers where Hudson and West Broadway meet. We will be assembling signs and materials and shortly before 10am we will march together to join the demonstration. We need to stand up to the right-wing bigots, but just as urgently we need to build a left that can provide an alternative explanation for the sickness of our system - an alternative based on solidarity and a vision for a better world rather than scapegoating and despair.

For more information and to RSVP, you can find the event on Facebook here.
For more about the ISO and to get in touch with us, please visit us at nycsocialist.org or contact [email protected]
Read Socialist Worker's statement about the recent wave of racist hate crimes here.

Please build and share this information widely so that we can send as strong and visible message of solidarity as possible. We hope to see you out in the streets with us on Saturday.

In solidarity,
NYC International Socialist Organization

June 24
Verso Books, 20 Jay St. Suite 1010 nyc radical book fair

★ Hundreds of works on sale for great prices, including a wide selection of both new titles and radical classics. We've collected an exciting array of donations representing the best in progressive publishing and university presses, as well as rare and hard to find titles.

★ Author readings/Q&A with:

Sam Farber, author The Politics of Che Guevara
Dao Tran, co-editor 101 Change-Makers: The Radicals and Rebels who Changed History
Don Lash, author When the Welfare People Come: Race and Class in the US Child Protective Service
Lee Wengraf, author Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

★ Pop-up cafe/bar to mingle and linger over a good new book, whether your are looking for a juice box or a beer.

RSVP http://bit.ly/2t1WZmE

All proceeds from the book fair support the Socialism 2017 Conference Scholarship Fund to allow student and low-income New Yorkers attend the largest socialist gathering in the US. For more information, or to register, go to www.socialismconference.org.

June 25
41st St. between Park & Madison NYC Pride - March with Refuse Fascism!

March with Refuse Fascism in the RESISTANCE contingent at NYC Pride! This year, the parade is being led by the Resistance against the Trump/Pence regime.

Meet up with us at 10am on 41st St. between Park & Madison. Get your NO! t-shirt for a $15 donation-- Say NO! to Trump and Pence, and wear rainbow pants and accessories too! We will be marching toward the front of the parade within the broader Resistance contingent. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Trump & Pence have viciously attacked LGBTQ people from the start. They've imposed the transgender "bathroom law" preventing trans children in schools from using the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Pence has expressed support for "conversion therapy"--effectively torture for gay children. The regime is enabling, even encouraging, businesses and schools (see Betsy DeVos) to discriminate against LGBTQ people. And they have unleashed a rabid fascist support base to attack anyone who doesn't conform to their white, male, heterosexual vision for America and the world.

What does it mean to have PRIDE in Trump's America? What about Pence? In the midst of what we're facing, Pride means DEFIANCE. Pride means RESISTANCE. Pride means REFUSING to accept a fascist America.

Drive out the Trump/Pence regime!

July 6-9 Chicago, IL Socialism 2017

Join more than 1,500 leftwing activists and authors for Socialism 2017 in Chicago (July 6-9) to share lessons from history, learn about Marxist theory, discuss current struggles, and debate current issues on the left. The same political system that spawned Trump cannot be relied on to stop his attacks—instead we must look to the millions of people who will continue to resist.

This year, there is a special student registration rate and an early-bird registration discount is available through May 15. Register now and join us in Chicago!

August 16
Brooklyn Free School Mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living: What we must learn from Charlottesville

It will be an opportunity to revisit the question of the growth of the far right and what it will take to isolate them. We also want to assess the demonstrations we have attended and what openings exist for more Left unity and more United Front actions against the Right.

August 27
Union Square Stand Up Against the Fascists: Solidarity Action with Berkeley

We have seen, all too chillingly, the impact the Trump presidency has had on an emboldened and rebranded "alt-right". Charlottesville has exposed the nature of these organized racists who aim to enact violence against people of color, activists, and anyone who stands in their way. While mourning the life of Heather Heyer, we must redouble our commitment to stopping these murderers in their tracks. We need to unite every organization and every individual in the shared goal of marginalizing their message, halting their efforts at organizing, and refusing to accept the normalization of Nazis in the streets.

Tens of thousands have rallied against the right since Charlottesville. We have another upcoming opportunity to stake our ground next weekend. Berkeley, which has been at the center of right wing mobilizations since the election, is calling for a day of solidarity actions as a broad, united front of trade unions and political and faith-based organizations seek to counter a far-right provocation. Now is the time to take up the call. There is a renewed opening in the aftermath of Charlottesville to unite tens of thousands across the country against racism, against fear, and against fascist mobilizations.

Let's take this opportunity to build as large and broad a demonstration as we can here in NYC on August 27th. This is a crucial next step in better organizing our side, and to take on the fights against racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-semitism and all the forms of oppression and hatred stoked by the Trump regime. Showing in numbers that these forces are not welcome is the only way to demoralize and isolate them. This is an urgent task.

Sponsored by: International Socialist Organization, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Jews say No, Science for the People

August 30
1 Central Park West March to #DefendDACA! Immigrants are Here to Stay

Trump is considering ending DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). This would constitute an act of all-out war against immigrant youth, who are protected from deportation by DACA, and our communities. It would put nearly one million immigrant youth and their families in grave jeopardy.

On Wednesday, we are standing up to RESIST by marching to save DACA. We need you to stand with us!

The threat to DACA is a reckless and heartless attack rooted in the same white supremacy that we saw on display in Charlottesville, and in Trump’s failure to denounce it. His clear agenda is to terrorize immigrants and our families through mass deportation and to try to make this nation as white as possible.

It is a horrific and racist strategy, and we will continue to resist it—and organize to protect our young people and families—with every ounce of our strength.

September 6
2127 Ingersoll Hall Fight the Right! Build the Left! Join the Socialists!

The Trump administration has emboldened the far right, leading to a rise in violent attacks by extremists. The "alt-right" and KKK have rallied openly in Berkeley, Portland, and Charlottesville as they cohere their forces around scapegoating the poor, minorities, women, immigrants, and people of color for rising inequality and social despair.

Democratic politicians have failed to pose a real alternative to Trump and the right, instead saying that we need to hold back on demands that would help working people, like taxing the rich, single payer healthcare, and a living wage.

We need to build a mass movement to defeat the far right on the streets and construct a left political alternative that raises people's hopes and builds solidarity against the right's attempt to pit working people against each other. Socialism, a democratic working class movement from below, and socialist organization must be a central to this new left if we want to effectively challenge Trump and the far right and fight for a better future.

Join us for discussion and learn how to get involved in the fight against the right and for a better world!

September 14
Woody Tanger Auditorium Defend DACA! An Emergency Town Hall

We Are Here To Stay

President Trump has announced that he will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The program, since 2012, has protected over 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants in the United States. It is our responsibility as members of Brooklyn College, to discuss current political climates within the country and on this campus. We must ensure that our campus is safe and inclusive to all.

An Emergency Town Hall Meeting will occur Thursday September 14th, from 3:40-4:55 pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium (WTA), Library

This is a safe space for everyone and anyone to speak their concerns and get the resources they need! #WeAreHereToStay

Sponsor: Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, 718.951.5561
For more information contact: Prof. A. Aja, [email protected]
Prof. R. Ortiz-Minaya: [email protected]

September 16-17 Blackburn Center, Howard University People's Congress of Resistance

The People's Congress of Resistance will bring together grassroots resisters from every part of the country. Delegates will come from

⋆ the now impoverished and hollowed-out industrial communities of the Midwest;
⋆ immigrant families being ripped apart by ICE raids
⋆ African American communities that are being devastated by unemployment, poverty, gentrification, and police violence
⋆ towns of devastated Appalachia where jobs left but millions of opioid pills were simultaneously pumped in by profit-driven pharmaceutical companies
⋆ The Native community, on the frontline in the fight for Mother Earth, and in defense of Native sovereignty and self-determination
⋆ educators and parents struggling to improve rather than destroy public education
⋆ activists fighting to defend the lives and core rights of women
⋆ environmental and community activists fighting to stop fracking and the corporate destruction of the planet
⋆ LGBTQ organizers fighting back against bigotry
⋆ health care workers and advocates who are demanding a Single-Payer national health program
⋆ the Muslim-American community which is being demonized and targeted by hate crimes and hatred
⋆ organizers who have been fighting the Military-Industrial Complex as a self-perpetuating monster that incentivizes more and more wars and allows the biggest corporations to loot the national treasury under the pretext of national security.

This is the People's Congress of Resistance that will meet on September 16 and 17 at the Blackburn Center at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

** For those in the NYC area who are interested in attending, contact the Party for Socialism and Liberation through @JusticeCenterEnElBarrio

September 20
LGBT CENTER - 208 W. 13th Street, Manhattan DREAMers Won't Be Pushed Back into the Shadows

In 2012, thousands of young immigrants won the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by courageously taking to the streets and sitting in in the corridors of power, putting themselves at risk of arrest and deportation.

Now, five year later, Donald Trump has threatened to end DACA and throw nearly one million young migrants' lives into disarray. The president once again ratchets up cruelty and cynicism, to promote an agenda of scapegoating and fear. But there is widespread support for DREAMERs in this country - a new Politico poll found that 84 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents and 69 percent of Republicans want the DREAMers to be allowed to stay in the country.

Beyond the 800,000 DACA recipients that this overtun impacts, there are 11 million more immigrants in this country who are subject to harrassment, wage theft and deportation. Too often one section of the immigrant population is pitted against the other and a dichotomy of a "good" immigrant who deserves to be in the U.S. gets held up against the so called "bad" immigrant who doesn't do things legaly and is a "criminal." We need to reject this logic. It only serves to narrow and limit what is considered realistic legislation.

Our starting point is that there should amnesty for all. People don't migrate and turn their lives upsideown for no reason. Immigration happens because imperialism and economic conditions (usually caused by U.S. policy) force people to seek safer lives that will allow them to feed themselves and their children.

The DREAMers who won DACA under the Obama presidency, and the one day strike of 1 million immigrant workers on the day without an immigrant in 2006, point the way forward. Marches, sit-ins, campaigns around families seeking sanctuary - like the corageous example of Amanda Morales who is currently seeking sanctuary with her three children at the Holyrood Church in Washington Heights - and sit-ins are the way that immigrants and their supporters have succesffully pushed back against deportations.

There is a real urgency today to build on those examples and to hightlight every campaign to ensure that the 800,000 DACA recipients stay - not at the expense of more border walls and more deportations, but as a way to build power to demand even more.

September 27
2127 Ingersoll Hall Floods, Fires, & Hurricanes: How Do We Save the Planet?

Historic floods, wildfires, and massive storms are devastating communities from California and Texas to South Asia and beyond.

Scientists and activists are pointing to the role of climate change in accelerating the size and pace of these catastrophic events. But there is a climate change denier in the White House who is futher empowering the fossil fuel industry, gutting environmental protections, and starving communities of the resources they need to deal with disasters fueled by climate change. Workers, people of color, and native comminities bear the brunt of these disasters, while corporations exploit them for profit.

To save the planet and ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to build mass movements that can challenge capitalism, a system that puts profits over people and the planet. Join us for a discussion and find out how to get involved!

October 11
Elebash Recital Hall - CUNY Graduate Center Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy Conference

The election of Donald J. Trump, an inexperienced and unpredictable billionaire real estate mogul endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, stunned the world. Within hours of Hillary Clinton conceding the election to Trump, thousands took to the streets in protest against the victory of a candidate who lost the popular vote by the largest margin of an Electoral College winner in the nation’s history – nearly three million votes. Trump is a right-wing populist whose message against trade deals that have hurt American workers strongly resonated in white communities where the declining power of trade unions has left people vulnerable to his bigoted and xenophobic appeals. The complex dynamics of our social movement and populist era, the intricate (and poorly understood) connections between movements and electoral politics, and what the Trump presidency means for American democracy are the themes of our conference.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 9am to 5pm in the Elebash Recital Hall. Admission is free, but you must register for the conference; please visit: www.pivenconference.eventbrite.com

October 11
2127 Ingersoll Hall A Real Catastrophe: Puerto Rico Deserves Justice

Puerto Rico isn't just any area reeling from the impact of two powerful hurricanes in succession. It is a colony of the United States--its oldest, in fact. The continued neglect and racism of the Trump administration towards the island have added insult to injury, from delays in releasing aid to the continued imposition of debt by Washington and Wall Street without any recovery for Puerto Ricans.

Those who want to organize solidarity for Puerto Rico in the U.S. should demand the permanant repeal of the Jones Act, a moratorium on Puerto Rico's debt, and the repeal of PROMESA, the law that allows the unelected Fiscal Control Board to determine and control the lives of Puerto Ricans. Only measures like these can help to provide some relief to millions of Puerto Ricans.

Join us to discuss how we can stand in solidarity with Puerto Ricans.

October 21
777 Theater, 777 8th Avenue btw 47/48 St The Russian Revolution: 100 Years of the Struggle for Socialism

Todd Chretien, editor "Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution"
Megan Behrent, author "Literacy and Revolution" (Education and Capitalism)

Perhaps no event of the 20th Century is more controversial than the Russian Revolution of 1917. Maligned by mainstream historians as a coup, for socialists it stands as the greatest uprising of workers and the oppressed in the history of class society.

For a brief period, the potential of humanity shone above the horror of World War I and capitalism's many miseries. The new socialist state tore apart class, religious and gender oppression; ended the war; granted land to the peasantry; and democratized the economy. Inspiring a wave of rebellions across Europe, the revolution echoed as far as Asia and America, shifting the direction of the left for generations.

Unfortunately, alone in a sea of imperialist enemies, Russia was starved and isolated. Democracy gave way to bureaucratization, freedom to repression. The Stalinist counter-revolution stole the mantle of the workers' revolution to pursue it's own imperial ends.

Join an evening of discussion and celebration as we reclaim the democratic heart of the Russian Revolution

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