Night School: Our Socialist Future (or What Is to Be Done?)
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the United States, the future of democratic socialism appears bright. From the top of politics with the Bernie Sanders candidacy and the Green New Deal to the bottom-up organizing of teacher strikes and the growth of DSA, the momentum feels like it is on our side. But what happens when some or all of those gains vanish? The United States is entrenched in systems of capital, imperialism, racism, and patriarchy, not to mention the media consolidation and continuously monopolistic control of our communication infrastructure by people opposed to our interests. We are bound to lose more than win in the foreseeable future, so how do we keep moving forward together? This session will focus on the challenges surrounding us and the challenges ahead. We discuss how to move forward, how to overcome failure, and why we have no choice but to do so.