For the fifth year in a row, The Left Forum–one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world–arrives on Pace’s NYC Campus from June 7–9. The Forum highlights and encourages pushing forward progressive agendas for social change and includes panels of all kinds to discuss variances, commonalities, and alternatives to current difficulties in the world, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming it. This year’s forum will focus on Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation.
So why does this matter to you? First of all, there will be awesome speakers like U.S. political theorist, activist, professor, and author Noam Chomsky, who will provide a global political analysis and will speak to the theme; and Oscar Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who will be joined by co-writer Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Donna Murch, to discuss his 10-part Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, and the political challenges it raises today.
Plus you can come support the 11 Pace faculty members who will participate in eight panels on topics including climate justice, overpopulation, sustainability and a special Authors Roundtable on Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World, featuring Pace Political Science professors and authors Christopher Malone, Meghana Nayak, Emily Welty, and Matthew Bolton. For more on the panels, click here.
So how else can you get involved? The Left Forum is looking for volunteers to aid in the registration and admission process, give directions to panels and exhibits, and guide people through the events. There is also a need for media, video recording and coordinating, as well as closing operations. Volunteer one shift to get a free three-day conference pass!