US public meeting series: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

24 October 2017

Across the world, millions of people are asking themselves, “What is socialism?” as they search for solutions to rising poverty, social inequality, the threat of dictatorship and the expansion of the US’ neverending wars. Some, including Senator Bernie Sanders, claim socialism is compatible with support for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. But to learn what socialism really is, one must examine the greatest event of the 20th century: the Russian Revolution of 1917.

What was the Russian Revolution? Why did it become the dominant event of the 20th century, forever altering history by giving rise to the most powerful and progressive social movements of the last century? What are its lessons for today?

David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, will review the causes, consequences and enduring significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 pm
370 Dwinelle Hall

University of California, San Diego

Monday, October 30, 7:00 pm
Price Center West, Red Shoe Room
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla

San Diego State University

Tuesday, October 31, 7:00 pm
Storm Hall West, Room 011
5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego

Los Angeles Community College

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm
Student Union, 2nd Floor Conference Room
855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Michigan League, Hussey Room (Central Campus)
911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor

University of Illinois, Chicago

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 pm
Lecture Center C, Room 1
802 S. Halsted St, Chicago

New York University

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm
Judson Church, Assembly Hall (side door entry)
239 Thompson St., New York

The following meetings will be given by Joseph Kishore, SEP National Secretary

University of Florida, Gainesville

Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 pm
Reitz Student Union, Room 2325
655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville

University of Michigan, Flint

Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm
Room 3159, William S. White Building
509 N. Harrison St., Flint

Western Michigan University

Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 pm
Room 209, Bernhard Student Center
1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo

Wayne State University

Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium
5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Union Ballroom East
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

Screenings of Tsar to Lenin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Taft Hall, Room 207
826 S. Halsted St., Chicago

Western Michigan University

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Bernhard Center, Room 209
1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo

Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, Central Square Branch, Lewis Room
49 Pearl Street, Cambridge


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