Socialism 13 is a large conference held in Chicago from June 27-30 that brings socialists and activists together from across the United States and internationally from Canada, Central and Latin Amercia, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia, New Zealand and many other countries.
I'll be speaking, along with Mike Corwin from Austin Texas, on Marxism and Democracy.
The conference website is here: http://www.socialismconference.org/about-s13/
The organisers introduce the conference as follows:
"Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism is no longer working. From
extreme weather caused by climate change and the relentless drive to
slash workers’ living standards to the epidemic of police brutality, the
signs of a society in crisis are all around us. The question isn’t
whether society has run amok; the question is what to do about it.
The Socialism 2013 conference will bring together hundreds of
activists from across the U.S., and around the world, to tackle the many
discussions and debates that confront anyone interested in changing the
world. How can women’s liberation and LGBT equality be won? What will
it take to win real justice for immigrant workers? Can organized labor
make a comeback? What lessons can be learned from the revolutions
shaking the Middle East? Why is Marxism relevant today?
Featured speakers include teachers on the front lines of the fight to
defend public education, anti-racist fighters against police brutality
and the New Jim Crow, trade unionists, Marxist authors, radical
historians, and much more. Start making your plans to attend."