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Organizing for the Long Haul: A Solidarity Halifax Conference
November 3, 2017-November 5, 2017
Solidarity Halifax is hosting a conference on the weekend of Friday November 3rd to Sunday November 5th at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax.
The title and theme of the conference is ‘Organizing for the Long Haul’, with a focus on the need for long-term organization on the Left.
The conference will also aim to highlight the importance of incorporating anti-capitalist analysis into social movements strategies.
Different sections of the conference will focus on local struggles in anti-racism, worker’s movements, environmental justice, and what they all have in common.
We hope that through this conference attendees will consider becoming members of Solidarity Halifax.
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(Advance Registration is not required, but is encouraged & welcome)
ORGANIZING FOR THE LONG HAUL
A SOLIDARITY HALIFAX CONFERENCE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3rd to SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5th
Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Joan Glode Gathering Space
2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax NS
CONFERENCE PROGRAM & AGENDA:
Friday November 3rd:
6:15pm to 7:00pm — Registration
7:00pm to 9:00pm — “Trump and the Resistance” with speaker Ashley Smith from the International Socialist Organization
Saturday November 4th
8:45am to 9:30am — Registration
9:30-10:45 — “Challenges of Worker Organizing in the New Economy” — panel discussion with members of Solidarity Halifax’s Workers Solidarity Committee
11:00-12:30 — “The Fight for a $15/hour Minimum Wage” – with speaker Pam Frache, Ontario Provincial Coordinator of the Fight For $15 and Fairness Campaign and Organizer with the Toronto-based Workers’ Action Centre
12:30-1:30 — LUNCH
1:30-3:00pm — “From Eco-Crisis to Ecojustice: Anti-Capitalist Organizing for the Environment” — panel discussion with Dorene Bernard, Louise Delisle& Sherry Pictou
3:15-4:45pm — “Lessons in Anti-Racist Organizing” — a candid conversation and discussion with Jackie Barkley and Lynn Jones
4:45-5:00pm — Saturday Wrap-Up Plenary
5pm to 10pm — Saturday Night Conference Social at Alteregos Cafe & Catering!
Sunday November 5th
9:30am-10:45am — “Capitalism and Oppression” — a discussion on fighting for a society without oppression and a world beyond capitalism, led by members of the Political Education Committee of Solidarity Halifax
11:00am-12:30pm — “Fighting the Far Right Today” with speaker Eric Ruder, journalist with SocialistWorker.org
12:30pm-1:00pm — LIGHT LUNCH / SNACK
1:00pm-2:00pm — “An Introduction to Solidarity Halifax” — What is Solidarity Halifax, and how can you join or become involved?
2:00pm-2:15pm — Conference Wrap-Up Plenary
There are no stairs to the first level where the registration table and spare room will be in the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre.
To get to the Joan Glode Gathering Space, there is a lift at the rear entrance that works for portable walkers and wheelchairs. The whole upstairs space, including washrooms, is accessible once you are there.
There will be a staff person for the venue available the whole time we are there.
We will have posters outside the venue throughout the conference to indicate the location of the lift at the rear of the building.