The Socialist Workers Party-hosted International Active Workers Conference at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, July 22-24, is fast approaching. This will be the first opportunity in two years to join together nationally with so many fellow working-class fighters over three intensive days of discussions about the road forward.
The gathering will celebrate how the party refused to miss a beat in campaigning boldly far and wide among working people in the face of government lockdowns and travel restrictions throughout the pandemic. To ensure a safe, relaxed environment, organizers are asking all those who attend to make sure they’re fully vaccinated against COVID.
At the center of the conference will be three talks by Socialist Workers Party leaders Jack Barnes, Dave Prince and Mary-Alice Waters on key questions of world politics, history, culture and the labor movement facing working people today.
A series of classes will supplement the talks, covering lessons from the history of the labor and communist movement, the class-struggle road to Black liberation and the fight for the unconditional recognition of Israel and against rising Jew-hatred. Another will address the example that working people with a Marxist leadership set in Cuba, making a socialist revolution six decades ago.
There will be plenty of time for informal discussions on the talks and classes, and to share political experiences, including at evening social events. To conclude the conference, a panel by some of the slates of candidates from the SWP and Communist Leagues will describe their experiences as well as plans to step up campaigning.
The next day, SWP supporters will meet to discuss their efforts to advance production and promotion of Pathfinder literature and raise funds for the party’s work.
The gathering takes place as some important strikes, lockouts and union-organizing drives are taking place across North America, indicating more workers are seeking ways to resist the bosses’ attacks. Volunteer teams will be organized from the conference to fan out around the country to introduce the party’s campaign to working people and to bring solidarity to striking workers.
If you are interested in helping to build a revolutionary working-class party and would like to discuss attending the conference, contact the SWP or Communist League branch nearest you.