2017 WWP Midwest Conference


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Saturday and Sunday, March 25 – 26, 2017

Detroit, Michigan

Sponsored by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Wayne State University and endorsed by Workers World Party

Suggested donation: $25 for both days, includes breakfasts, lunch, and childcare

Friday, March 24, 7 PM – 9 PM

Reception at Workers World Party office, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202.

8:00 PM – Slide presentation: Red, Black and Queer: the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union.  Presenter: Gerry Scoppettuolo, union and LGBTQ liberation organizer for many years; currently manages a homeless shelter for homeless men in recovery in Boston.

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Saturday, March 25 10 AM – 7 PM
State Hall, Room 101
Wayne State University
5143 Cass, Detroit, MI  48202

Sunday, March 26, 10 AM – Noon
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University
495 W Ferry Ave, Detroit, MI 48202



9:00 AM – 10:00 AM   Breakfast/Registration

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM   First plenary: Detroit resists capitalism

10:45 AM – 12 Noon   Second plenary: Resistance around the country

12 Noon – 1:30 PM   Breakouts/lunch

Revolutionaries in the Trump Era

“I can’t believe I’m still protesting this patriarchal capitalistic shit” – Women’s and LGBTQ Oppression

Defending immigrants, building anti-racism, and the example of Michigan Peoples Defense Network

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM   Third plenary: Fighting capitalism around the world

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Fourth plenary: The hundredth anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution and its legacy

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM   Special presentation.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Demonstration with SDS for gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. Gather at State Hall.

6:00 PM   Clean up, Dinner at nearby restaurants

8:00 PM   Cultural event at office. Mond – emcee


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM   Breakfast at WWP-Detroit office, 5920 Second Ave.

10:00 AM   Conference resumes at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Wayne State University, 495 W Ferry Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 (within walking distance of the WWP office)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Fifth plenary: How the Boston school bus drivers beat Veolia/Transdev

11:00 AM – 12 Noon   Sixth plenary: Summation

12 Noon   Conference adjourns.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Tour of Detroit on Labor History, Black Liberation and Capitalist Devastation ($10 extra voluntary donation includes box lunch)

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