NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.76
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Host/Sponsor(s): 
Event Organizer: 
Description/Abstract of your Event: 

The entire left is struggling towards a coherent electoral strategy. On
the one hand, many committed activists continue to feel they must vote
for 'progressive' Democrats. On the other, a huge segment of newly
radicalized fighters for social change have become totally disillusioned
from electoral politics altogether. Perhaps there is a third way. Hear
different perspectives from activists who have run or are running
electoral campaigns independent of the Democrats and join a discussion on
how the movement can make a definite break with the parties of big
business.

Participants

Milly Guzman-Young is a Puerto Rican independence, anti-war, and
environmental justice activist. Guzman-Young approaches the issue of
electoral politics through the lens of the struggle to end the imposition
of the imperialist PROMESA fiscal control board on the Puerto Rican...

Read more

Fred Linck is a 30 year old activist and member of Socialist Action. At
17 he joined the Marine Corps and fought in the war in Iraq. Fred's
experience in Iraq lead him to question the U.S. motivations for going to
war and the capitalist system that breeds war, racism,...

Read more

Melissa is an activist and a worker. She became very active organizing
for the Sanders campaign in 2016 and stayed active, joining Socialist
Action that year. She is a founding member of the International Womens'
Strike Connecticut Committee and active in immigrants rights...

Read more

Jabari is an activist, socialist, and former Green Party and socialist candidate for New York City Council. He is also an artist and teacher. He's a political organizer and activist, having organized phonebanks, marches and on other actions for police reform, LGBTQ+ rights, housing, and...

Read more