To the Left, To the Left…

Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone are coming to Pace! Find out how you can join them and other Pace Community members this June as part of the Left Forum.

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!

To the Left, to the Left…

Do you have something to say about how student debt is affecting our generation? What about increasing poverty in the United States? Come to the Left Forum and vocalize your opinions for change. This is your chance to let your voice be heard! >>Read More

Written by Pace student Helen Arase

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 on March 16–March 18 for the fourth year in a row. 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.

“We’re very pleased that the Left Forum has been a constant at Pace because it draws a diverse and substantial audience—from academics and activists worldwide, to students and faculty from the area,” says Associate Director for The Center for Community Action and Research and Adjunct Professor Sangeeta Rao.

Why does this matter to you? There will be awesome speakers like filmmaker Michael Moore, journalist Chris Hedges, and sociologist John Holloway to stimulate conversation about how change can help you, your family, and the world. Plus you can come support fellow Pace students including Victoria Tran-Trinh, Jessica Borona, Nick Zukowski, and Victoria Measles, as they participate in the panels! Some of the Pace panels include Citizenship, Civic Engagement, and Community Action in times of Political Apathy and Political Activism, A Front Row Seat to Occupy Wall Street: Pace University and the OWS Movement, and Thinking Debt Forgiveness. For a full listing of panels featuring Pace students, faculty, and staff, click here.

What can you do to help? You can volunteer to aid in the registration and admission process, 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 to get a free 3-day conference pass!

Come break the silence for only $20 for Pace faculty and staff and $15 for students, and get access to a large amount of the brightest progressive minds in the world!

To the Left, to the Left…

For the fourth year in a row, the Left Forum Conference, which has featured keynote speakers like the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West, will be back on the NYC Campus this spring. If you want to be a part of the Left Forum, you’re going to have to act right now!

Each spring in New York City, the Left Forum gathers thousands of intellectuals and activists from around the world to analyze the great political questions of our times. This year, the Left Forum Conference, which will be held on March 16-18 on the NYC Campus, will focus on one of the biggest and most talked about issues around the world, Occupy the System: Confronting Global Capitalism, and they’re looking for Pace students to get involved!

Here are some of the ways you can be a part of the conference:

  • Propose a panel: In addition to the traditional panel format, Left Forum seeks roundtable or moderated dialogue format, workshop style panels, and panel tracks, and encourages proposals of student-run panels that represent and engage diverse political standpoints. The deadline for  panel submissions is January 6, 2012. Read more about how to submit a panel here.
  • Incorporate a study module into your class, in preparation for the conference (follow-up papers or activities fit well with the conference and semester schedule.
  • Join other members of the Pace Community and public in volunteering or interning in media and publicity, video and social media, editorial, event planning, fundraising and development, programming and outreach, website and database, and more. You can also help the day of the conference in registration and admission, media, video recording, and coordinating, and more. One shift gets you a free three-day conference pass. For more information, click here.

Last year, more than a dozen Pace students, faculty, and staff presented their panels on a range of topics including engaging youth to cultivate global peace, breaking the silence, the unhappy marriage of loneliness and capitalism, climate change, and more.

To the Left, To the Left…Forum

On March 18-20 the 2011 Left Forum, the country’s largest gathering of left and progressive thinkers and activists, will descend upon the NYC Campus. And not only are you invited to attend, some of you are even presenting!

More than a dozen Pace students, faculty, and staff will be presenting their panels on a range of topics including engaging youth to cultivate global peace, breaking the silence, the unhappy marriage of loneliness and capitalism, and much more, to thousands of people as part of the 2011 Left Forum, held at Pace for the third year in a row.

Pace panelists include:

An international annual conference of scholars, activists, artists, and journalists, the Left Forum will meet on the NYC Campus on March 18-20 for a weekend of more than 300 panels and 1,000 speakers, which include Cornel West, racial justice champion and one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, and Barbara Ehrenrich, social critic, essayist and author of the bestselling book Nickel and Dimed, who will be part of the opening address and kick off the conference’s theme: Towards a Politics of Solidarity.

While general admission to the entire three-day program is $60, registration for members of the Pace Community is only $20 and is free for those willing to volunteer a few hours. Be a part of this unique conference by volunteering with media, videography, registration, as an information guide, and more!

To the Left, To the Left

For the third year in a row, the Left Forum Conference, which has featured keynote speakers like the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Noam Chomsky, will be back on the NYC Campus this spring. If you want to be a part of the Left Forum, you’re going to have to act right now! >>Read More

Each spring in New York City, the Left Forum gathers thousands of intellectuals and activists from around the world to address the burning issues of our times. This year, the Left Forum Conference will focus on world-wide solidarity, and they’re looking for Pace students to get involved!

Here are some of the ways you can be a part of the conference:

  • Propose a panel:  This year, in addition to the standard panel format, Left Forum encourages proposals of student-run panels that represent and engage diverse political standpoints. The deadline for Pace panel submissions will be extended beyond the general deadline of January 15, but all panel proposals sent by January 3 will be given priority.
  • Incorporate a study module into your class, in preparation for the conference (follow-up papers or activities fit well with the conference and semester schedule.)
  • Join faculty, students, and others who are working to produce the event and promote Left Forum at Pace and beyond.

Read more about how to submit a panel here.

Last year, more than 20 Pace students and faculty participated in several panels on topics including The Logic of Capitalism: Understanding Water, Food, and Environmental Crises, Feminism and Lesbianism: Bringing Women Together, and The Case for a NO Growth Economy.