Left Coast Forum 2019: The Centrality of Race

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Occidental College

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Friends,

Due to unforeseen scheduling and facilities issues, we regret to announce the postponement of the Left Coast Forum 2019, which had been set for October 11-13. Left Coast Forum is working together with Occidental College to reschedule the event for a mutually convenient date to be announced later.

We value the cordial and productive relationship the College has developed with us over the past decade, and we want to see it continue - as does the College.

In the near future, we will meet with the College’s event planning team to plan and execute the rescheduled forum.

We thank you for your patience.

Regards,

Sharon and Dick


LEFT COAST FORUM 2019: THE CENTRALITY OF RACE

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The Left Coast Forum is an experiment in Movement Building. We use the term “left” to reach out to many social movements, all of which are challenging the status quo but not all use the term “left” to describe their work. Many use other terms including “progressive,” “liberation,” “system change,” “socialism,” “communism,” and “revolution” characterizing their worldview. We see building constructive, engaged discussion, debate as critical, but our main focus is on work! Doing the hard work to fight the system and build a movement that is broader and deeper than any one organization.

We encourage you to come to LCF-19 to “promote” your own organization but also to hold up the work of others. We want you to build and promote your workshop or panel but also to attend and participate in the workshops and panels of others. We, the organizers, of this forum want to be change agents. We want to move beyond talking without acting, beyond criticizing the system without self criticism, beyond the perpetuation of white male hetero chauvinism and the interests of the proverbial “white west side,” to prioritizing the issues of the most oppressed — communities of color, Third World people, inside and outside the U.S. We want to bring the left together.

If you are interested in learning as well as teaching — if you want to reach out to others, if you are leading struggles in communities of color, if you want to make concrete commitments to help groups fighting in Black, Latino, immigrant, and other oppressed communities, if the word “left” to you means fighting for the rights of people all over the world, including their right to self-determination against the interference in their internal affairs of the U.S. government, which some call U.S. imperialism, then, yes, this is exactly where you want to be. You are the people already building the LCF, the people who led the “Centrality of Race” conversations and LCF-18 last year, and the people we most need to help us build the Left Coast Forum of the future.

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