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The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference

  • Simmons University, Paresky Conference Center 300 Fenway Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

The goal of this conference is to take stock of the political landscape after the midterm election, chart the path towards a unified progressive movement over the coming years, and educate and motivate our supporters towards more effective and more unified efforts.

Confirmed speakers:
John Nichols is national affairs correspondent of The Nation. His most recent book is Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou organizes with Black Lives Matter Boston

Phyllis Bennis is director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. The seventh edition of her Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict : A Primer was just published

Nika Elugardo defeated a powerful incumbent to become State Representative- Elect from Jamaica Plain and nearby areas of Boston Gabe Camacho Gabe Camacho directs Project Voice at American Friends Service Committee

Paul Shannon is active with AFSC and MAPA and organizes the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign

Michele Brooks is Community Outreach Coordinator with the Massachusetts Sierra Club

Jessica Tang is President of the Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 active and retired educators.

Tarso Ramos (invited) is Executive Director of Political Research Associates, which investigates the far right to support movements for social justice

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Sponsored by: Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, Black Lives Matter Boston, Progressive Democrats of America, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, Progressive Massachusetts, and Our Revolution Massachusetts.