Call for Papers

Left Forum Conference 2017 “The Resistance” – Call for Panels and Workshops

12th Mar 2017

This year’s Left Forum conference theme is:
The Resistance

This year’s Left Forum takes place from June 2nd to June 4th at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in New York City. 

Please see the long theme statement here.  Submit your panel/workshop here. Submission deadline: April 21st, 2017.

“The Resistance” undoubtedly conveys something that is simultaneously broad, multi-layered, historically rich, and consistently relevant (now more than ever). With that, we would like to present several sub-themes for the entire conference that we hope will guide you in your outstanding organization work for Left Forum 2017. As panel organizers, you may use these subtitles to guide your organizing and/or develop a panel track on the specific struggles you are engaged in. 

The sub-themes so far are:

The Resistance: Path to a Radical New World 
#LFStrategy: How will we get there?

The Resistance: By Any Means Necessary?
#LFTactics: How will we apply strategy? 

The Resistance:
Breaking the Sexist, Racist, Kleptocratic, Earth-destroying, Billionaire Class

#LFStruggles: What are we fighting and what are we fighting for? 

The Resistance: A Unified Left for Universal Liberation?
#LFSolidarity: How can the Left work better together? 

The Resistance: Then. Now. Tomorrow.
#LFUtopia: What will success look like? 

Please consider submitting a panel or workshop for the 2017 gathering (submit proposals here).  Please log in first. We have a new website so new accounts need to be created first.

Next week, you will receive an email more thoroughly detailing the 2017 panel tracks (with examples, suggestions on how you can connect them to the various sub-themes, etc.). In that we also want to communicate another change in organizing our conference: we want to reduce the numbers of panels who address and talk about the same issue but enfoster that those who propose similar panels work together or create more substantive difference in the panel discussions.  So keep an eye out for the next email! 

Please get in touch with us when you want to talk about your ideas or when you need help in submitting your event.

In Solidarity,

Ashley Abbott and Marcus Graetsch

Register here.

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