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Los Angeles Conference & Workshops
SOCIALISM: THE TIME IS NOW
We Can Organize & Fight Back!


Saturday, April 25, 11am-4pm
Los Angeles City College (LACC)
855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Chemistry Building, Room 3
*Maps and public transportation info below

Click here to Register for the Conference & Workshops

Join students, workers, activists and others on Saturday, April 25 in Los Angeles for a Socialism Conference & Workshops hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Find out what socialism is and why socialism is the only answer to the misery created by capitalism.

The event will take place from 11am to 4pm on the Los Angeles City College (LACC) campus. It will be in the Chemistry Building just off Willow Brook Ave. LACC is located near the 101 Vermont Ave. freeway exit and the Metro Red Line stop at Vermont/Santa Monica.

And help promote the Conference this week: Download a flyer to distribute where you live, work or go to school.

Why Socialism?

Capitalism is a form of organized crime. The U.S. government is greasing the system's wheels to ensure that banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds. Meanwhile, millions of workers are losing their jobs and homes in California and the rest of the U.S. Deep cuts are gutting public education, making health care less accessible and decimating social programs. More racist cops are on the streets, and business for the military- and prison-industrial complexes is booming. Working-class people are being hit from all sides.

The April 25 Conference will link the struggles against war and militarism with the fight for economic justice. This conference will be an important opportunity for political activists to meet, analyze, discuss and propose solutions. A radical reorganization of society is necessary to meet the needs of the people rather than to maximize the profits of bankers and corporate executives, who have driven society onto the path of endless war and economic suffering. Join the struggle for socialism!

Click the links below or scroll down to get detailed logistical info on the Socialism Conference.

-Register for the Conference
-Featured Speakers
-Conference Topics
-Conference Schedule
-LACC Campus Map
-How to Get to LACC & Parking
-Food, Childcare & Disabled Participants


Register for the April 25 Conference Today

Click here to Register for the Conference & Workshops

You can also call 323-810-3380, email [email protected] or register at the Conference. If you want to build a fight back movement against racism, bigotry and capitalist exploitation, join us for the Conference in L.A. and bring interested friends and family. Be part of the struggle for socialism!

Featured Speakers at the Conference Include

  • Richard Becker, West Coast Regional Director, ANSWER Coalition; PSL
  • Muna Coobtee, Free Palestine Alliance; PSL
  • Juan Jose Gutierrez, Director, Latino Movement USA
  • Tina Richards, Veterans for Peace; Military Families Speak Out, LA Chapter Leader
  • Carlos Alvarez, PSL 2009 Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Michael Prysner, Iraq war veteran; co-coordinator of the Veterans and Service Members Task Force--ANSWER Coalition
  • Jacqueline Villagomez, teacher; United Teachers Los Angeles member
  • Ian Thompson, Editor, Socialism and Liberation
  • Peta Lindsay, Howard University 08'; PSL
  • Lucilla Esguerra, PSL 2008 Candidate for California State Assembly; LACC student
  • Preston Wood, Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition Los Angeles
  • Marylou Cabral, PSL 2008 Candidate for L.A. County Supervisor; Cal State Long Beach student
  • Stevie Merino, Spoken-word artist; Youth & Student ANSWER  

Conference Topics Include

  • Fight for workers and students in the economic crisis
  • What is socialism? Is it possible in the United States?
  • Build a revolutionary party in the United States
  • Fight layoffs, evictions, foreclosures & union busting
  • Education is a right: Stop budget cuts & tuition hikes
  • Capitalism must go: Stop racism, sexism & homophobia--equality for all
  • Defeat LGBT oppression: Overturn Prop. 8
  • The workers' struggle has no borders: May 1 & the immigrant rights movement
  • Stop police brutality, racist oppression and the expanding police state
  • Organize a youth and student fight back movement
  • The struggle against U.S. imperialism in the Obama era
  • Socialism in Cuba, revolution in Venezuela, rebellion in Latin America
  • Lenin's "State & Revolution": What it means today

Conference Schedule

10am: Doors open for registration (Chemistry Building, LACC)

11am-12:45pm:
Opening Plenary - Capitalism is Organized Crime (see topics above)

1pm-1:50pm:
Workshop Session I
   
            (a) Socialism: The only alternative to capitalism
               (b) Education is a right: Stopping budget cuts and tuition hikes
               (c) The struggle against U.S. imperialism in the Obama era

1:50pm-2:30pm:
Lunch, student organizing workshop & spoken-word entertainment

2:30pm-3:20pm:
Workshop Session II
               (a) The leftward shift in Latin America
               (b) Fighting racism, bigotry and the expanding police state
               (c) Lenin's "State and Revolution": What it means today

3:30pm-4pm:
Socialism is Possible in the United States (see topics above)


LACC Campus Map 

The Conference will take place on the LACC campus in the Chemistry Building, which is located on the northwest corner of the campus, just off Willow Brook Ave. The map below has the easiest entry points to LACC's campus. There is much construction going on, but we'll have signs out to point you in the right direction. If you get lost, look at a campus directory for the Chemistry Building (circled in yellow below) or call
323-810-3380.



How to Get to LACC & Parking

By Metro & Bus

The easiest way to get to LACC is by Metro or Bus. The Metro Red Line stop at Vermont/Santa Monica is a 2 minute walk from the campus (see maps below). There is a Metro exit at Santa Monica Blvd. If you exit there, walk south toward Willow Brook Ave. You can also exit the Metro even closer to LACC at the corner of Vermont and Willow Brook Ave. If you exit there, walk west on Willow Brook or south on Vermont and follow the signs toward the Conference.

Buses frequently go to LACC. For
bus directions from your starting location in the City of Los Angeles, click below to use the trip planner feature. Just enter your starting location and input and 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA as your ending location, and you will receive detailed public transit directions: http://www.mta.net/default.asp. This will tell you exactly what buses or rail lines to take, how long your trip will take and how much it will cost.

Driving Directions

LACC is just off the Vermont Ave. 101 Freeway exit.
Click here for a map of the Conference location and driving directions. Or use the following basic directions to drive to the Conference:

From San Diego take:
5 North to 
the 101 North
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building

From Downtown LA take:
110 North to 101 North
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building

From Long Beach take:
405 North to 710 North
710 North to 5 North
5 North to 101 North

Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


From San Fernando Valley/Burbank
take:
101 South
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Left at Rosewood Ave.
Left at Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


From Ventura County take:
101 South
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Left at Rosewood Ave.
Left at Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


From Orange County area take:
5 North to the 101 North
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


From San Bernardino County area take:
10 West to 
101 North
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


Riverside County area take:
91 West to 5 North to
101 North
Exit Vermont Ave. (6A)
Right on Vermont Ave.
LACC will be on your left in .5 miles
* Park on the street and walk to the Chemistry Building


Parking in the Area

There is plenty of street parking on streets adjacent to LACC, both east and west of Vermont Ave.

West of Vermont: The best streets to park on west of Vermont are Willow Brook Ave and all streets that intersect with Willow Brook. This includes Heliotrope Dr. and Edgemont St. The closest entry point to the Chemistry Building is on Willow Brook Ave.

East of Vermont: There is street parking on every street East of Vermont and south of Santa Monica Blvd. These streets are just a 2-5 minute walk to the LACC campus.



Food, Childcare & Disabled Participants

Lunch will be provided at the Conference as part of the registration fee.

Professional childcare will be provided at the Conference for the children of registrants. Please let us know how many children you are bringing who need supervision and their ages because space is limited. Childcare will be free.

Disabled Participants: Everyone who wants to should be able to enjoy the Socialism Conference. Participants with disabilities can drive or take the Metro or Buses to get to the event. LACC is disabled accessible, including restrooms, so participation in the event is ensured.

Click here to Register for the Conference & Workshops

$5-10 donation requested.
No one turned away for lack of funds. Spanish translation provided. Lunch provided. Childcare available. Please call to reserve. C
all 323-810-3380 or email [email protected] for more Conference info.

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