‘Are You Ready For Resistance?’ asks the 2017 Left Forum conference, scheduled on June 2nd through the 4th at New York’s John Jay College.
From their website:
“Left Forum provides a context for the critical conversations that are essential for a stronger Left and a more just society.
Each spring Left Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the US and international Left. Continuing a tradition begun in the 1960s, we bring together intellectuals and organizers to share perspectives, strategies, experience and vision. For the US and the world, revitalizing an American Left has never been more urgent; Left Forum has a critical role to play in that undertaking.
Our work parallels and cross-fertilizes with the renewal of left, progressive, radical and social movement strength elsewhere—from indigenous movements in Bolivia to the South Korean farmers to the electoral gains of European and Latin American left parties. Like many movements abroad, Left Forum seeks to link the critique of neo-liberalism to anti-capitalism and to foster radical alternatives to the established order. Left Forum provides a context for critical engagement by people of different persuasions who, nevertheless, seek common ground.”
What the Left Forum is NOT ready for, apparently, is a Feminist critique of the bio-medical industry funding behind the transgender movement, and the impact on gender nonconforming children and the lesbian, gay, and women’s communities.
The following scheduled panel has been no-platformed by Left Forum organizers and removed from their website:
The full listing for the cancelled event:
Left Forum posted the following notice on their facebook page: