The 2021 Active Workers Conference at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, July 22-24, is fast approaching. It is the first Socialist Workers Party-sponsored international gathering in nearly two years due to government pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions. The party is asking all those who want to attend to make sure they are fully vaccinated.
The conference will feature talks by Socialist Workers Party leaders Jack Barnes, Dave Prince and Mary-Alice Waters on world politics and key questions facing working people today. There will also be classes on lessons from the history of the labor and communist movement, including the class-struggle road to Black liberation and the fight for the unconditional recognition of Israel and against Jew-hatred, and the still living example the deepening socialist revolution in Cuba and its Marxist leadership set six decades ago.
A panel on plans to step up campaigning for the SWP and Communist Leagues, featuring candidates and campaign supporters, will conclude the conference. The schedule includes time for informal discussion with conference participants and evening social events.
On July 25 there will be a meeting of SWP supporters to discuss efforts to advance production of Pathfinder literature and raise funds for the party’s work.
The conference takes place as more workers are back to work as hiring increases and government shutdowns lifted. Across North America some important strikes and union-organizing drives have broken out, a sign that growing numbers are looking for a way to resist attacks by the bosses. Out of the conference, volunteer teams are being organized to go out across the country to introduce the party’s campaign in cities and towns and to bring solidarity to striking workers.
If you are interested in building a revolutionary working-class party and would like to discuss attending the conference, contact the SWP or Communist League branch nearest you listed in the directory.