CLASS – The Center for Study of Working Class Life at SUNY Stony Brook will host Class at the Border: Migration, Confinement and (Im)mobility, the Annual Conference of the Working-Class Studies Association, June 6-9.
LGBTQX/PRIDE – June is National Pride Month. LGBTQx events will be held worldwide.
Contact: information available online.
LEFT FORUM – The Left Forum will be held June 1-3, at John Jay College in New York City, with the title Towards a New Strategy for the Left. Contact: 212-817-2003; [email protected]; http://www.leftforum.org.
FEMINIST CAMP – Feminist Camp is open to all who are interested in learning more about transforming feminist theory into practice. Camps are scheduled June 4-8 in New York City; June 18-22 in Seattle.
BIKES – Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 31st annual Bike-A-Thon in Boston, MA on June 10.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; [email protected]; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
MEDIA – The annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 14-17, in Detroit. The conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists.
Contact: Allied Media Projects, 4126 Third St., Detroit, MI 48201; 313-718-2267;http://alliedmedia.org/.
JUNETEENTH – June 16 is Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the announcement of the end of slavery in Texas and in the rest of the U.S. through the Emancipation Proclamation; June 19 is Juneteenth Independence Day.
FREEDOM SCHOOL – The Youth Organizing Institute of North Carolina will be holding the annual Freedom School, in Raleigh, June 19-29; Greensboro, July 9-20; Durham, July 31-August 10.
CUBA – The 29th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is traveling through the U.S. June 22 – July 31.
AFRICAN LIBERATION – The African People’s Socialist Party Congress will be held June 30-July 8, 2018, in Oakland, CA. Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727-821-6620; [email protected]; http://apspuhuru.org/.
SOCIALISM – The Socialism Conference is scheduled for July 5-8 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions.
Contact:[email protected]; http://www.socialismconference.org.
LA RAZA – The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 7-10 in Phoenix, AZ, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions.Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
MEDIA – The Alliance for Community Media will hold its National Conference in Baltimore, July 11-13.
PEACESTOCK – On July 14, the 16th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place in Red Wing, MN. The event is a mixture of music, speakers and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace and others.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; [email protected]; http://www.peacestockvfp.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP – Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will be in Charlton, MA, July 14-21; and Idyllwild, CA, August 4-11. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference in the world.
Contact: [email protected]; http://yeacamp.org/.
NATIVE MEDIA – The National Native Conference will be hosted by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) July 18-22, in Miami, FL. Contact: NAJA, OU Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Norman, OK, 73019-4201; 405-325-1649; http://www.naja.com/.
RADIO – The Annual National Federation of Community Broadcasters regional summits will be held in Charlottsville, VA, July 19-21; Santa Rosa, CA, September 20-22. Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202-756-2268; comments @nfcb.org; http://www.nfcb.org/.
FOLK FESTIVAL – The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 3-5, in the Berkshires, NY.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.falconridgefolk.com/.
HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI – August 4-6, annual Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day peace vigils and demonstrations will be held worldwide. Contact: 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370; 360-930-8697; http://www.gzcenter.org/.
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – The annual Twin Oaks Women’s Gathering will be held August 17-19.
Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; [email protected]; http://womensgathering.org/.
PRISONER STRIKE – Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the U.S. declare a nationwide strike August 21 to September 9, in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, in South Carolina.
SEXUAL ASSAULT – The National Sexual Assault Conference, held August 29-31 in Anaheim, CA, is an advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. Contact: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 123 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025; 717-909-0710; http://www.nsvrc.org.
COMMUNITY CONFERENCE – The annual Twin Oaks Community Conference will be held August 31-September 2, in Louisa, VA. The conference is committed to equality, participatory government, ecology, and non-violence.
Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; [email protected]; http://communitiesconference.org/.
LGBT – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will have its convention September 6-9, in Palm Springs, CA. Contact: http://www.nlgja.org.
DISSIDENT ARTS – The Dissident Arts Festival will take place September 8, in New York City.
Contact: John Pietaro, 646-599-0060; [email protected]; http://www.dissidentarts.com/.
NONVIOLENCE – Campaign Nonviolence (CNV), September 15-23, is a long-term movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction and the epidemic of violence.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions/.
LGBTQ/ FILM – The annual Out On Film Festival will take place September 27-October 7, in Atlanta.
Contact: [email protected]; http://outonfilm.org/.
ANTIWAR – In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, UNAC (United National AntiWar Coalition), Cindy Cheehan and others are calling for an Women’s (and allies) March on the Pentagon for the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in DC and subsequent march on the Pentagon of 50,000 people.
ABOLITION – Chicago for Abolition: A Summit on Organizing and Strategy is a weekend of events to strengthen the movement against the prison industrial complex, November 8-12.
ZULU/HIP-HOP – On November 10 Universal Zulu Nation celebrates its 44th Anniversary.
SCHOOL OF AMERIAS/BORDER -The second Border Convergence event at the militarized U.S./Mexico border in Nogales Arizona/Sonora, will be November 10-12, with School of the Americas (SOA) Watch, CODEPINK and others.
Contact: SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, DC 20017; 202-234-3440; [email protected]; http://soaw.org.
VETERANS – The Veterans Peace March will be November 11, in Washington, DC The march is scheduled for the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that silenced the guns of the war to end all wars; to reclaim the Armistice Day promise of peace.
ARTS – The 78th Annual Conference For Community Arts will take place November 15-18, in San Francisco, CA. The conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for staff, faculty, trustees and teaching artists at more than 350 arts education organizations and programs.
Contact: 520 8th Ave., Suite 302, New York, NY 10018; 212- 268-3337; [email protected] nationalguildorg; ttp://com-unityartsed.nationalguild.org/.
WOMEN’S STUDIES – The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 16-19, in Baltimore, MD, under the theme 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement For Black Lives.
Contact: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; [email protected]; http://www.nwsa.org/.
FEMINIST/BLM – The 2017 NWSA (National WomenÆs Studies Association) Annual Conference, 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives, will be held November 16-19, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Contact: National Women’s Studies Association, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; [email protected]; http://www.nwsa.org/.
YOUTH MILITARIZATION – War Resisters’ International is organising the annural International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth, November 20-26. The week is a concerted effort of antimilitarist actions across the world to raise awareness of, and challenge, the ways young people are militarized, and to give voice to alternatives.
Contact: http://www.wri-irg.org/; http://antimili-youth.net/.
POLICE/PRISON – The War On Neighborhoods: Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City by Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper, is a narrative-driven exploration of policing and the punishment of disadvantage in Chicago, and a new vision for repairing urban neighborhoods.
Contact: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; 617-723-3097; http://www.beacon.org/.
POETRY – If They Come For Us, Fatimah Asghar’s debut book of poetry, captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America.
RACE – In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of todayÆs racial landscapeùfrom white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement.
SPORTS – The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism by Howard Bryant traces today’s athletes following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, re-engageing with social issues and the meaning of American patriotism.
BLACK WOMEN/EDUCATION – Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation, and Healing Within and Beyond the Academy is an interdisciplinary anthology about the frameworks and lived experiences of Black women educators.
SPORTS/MEMOIR – Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, by Michael Bennett and Dave Zirin, is a sports book for turbulent times, a memoir, and a manifesto.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
FRACKING – Unfractured is a documentary film by Chanda Chevannes about scientist, writer, cancer survivor and long-time eco-activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a resident of upstate New York, where she has taught at Cornell University and Ithaca College, and has focused on getting governments to outlaw fracking.
Music / Media
ROCK – Charity Case has released Tender Moments, soundtrack to the film.
ROCK – Ike Reilly’s new album Crooked Love has been released; Reilly is touring through the summer.