Sunday, February 8, 2015

South by Southwest Eco-Socialist Conference

The "South by Southwest" Ecosocialist Conference will be taking place from Fri. Feb. 20 at 5 pm to Sun. Feb. 22 at University of North Texas Wooten Hall. It is sponsored by System Change Not Climate Change: the Ecosocialist Coalition, of which SP-USA is a coalition partner. SCNCC currently has chapters in the Metroplex and Houston.

Speakers will include Green Party 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein and ecosocialist author Chris Williams, as well as panel discussions featuring a broad spectrum of Metroplex activists. Panels will include intersectionality between the climate and environmental crises and social and economic justice issues. The conference will also include nonviolent civil disobedience training and a "World Cafe" small group discussion session.

Cost is $50 for standard registration, $25 for low income, and $100 for supporters wishing to make an additional donation to support the cause. Please register online at this URL: South by Southwest Ecosocialist Conference February 20-22, 2015 Registration deadline is Sun. Feb. 16. The website also provides detailed location info for persons unfamiliar with the UNT campus and a daily schedule for the conference. The facility can accommodate up to 250 attendees, so please register now before it fills up!

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