15 Aug. 2018

Rethinking International Solidarity in an Age of Nationalism

Photos from this event here

Join us on August 15, together with prominent activists from across North America and Europe, to discuss how international political solidarity can defeat right-wing nationalism, and how we can work together to build a shared socialist vision for the 21st century.

At this event we will bid farewell to RLS-NYC co-directors Stefanie Ehmsen and Albert Scharenberg, whose time as heads of office has come to a close, and welcome incoming director Andreas Günther.


5:00-5:15 pm
Welcome and coffee

5:15-7:00 pm
How can we practice international political solidarity to counter the rise of right-wing nationalists intent on undermining democracy? How can we link this defensive struggle to a transformative vision for socialism in the 21st century?

Presentations by:
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
Bill Fletcher, Institute for Policy Studies
Heather Milton Lightening, Indigenous Environmental Network
Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson
Kari Thompson, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
Sean Sweeney, CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies
Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria
John Nichols, The Nation magazine
Dawn Phillips, Right to the City Alliance
Steve Williams, LeftRoots
Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin magazine
Maria Svart, Democratic Socialists of America
Moderated by Albert Scharenberg, outgoing Co-Director RLS–NYC

7:00-7:15 pm
Coffee break

7:15-8:00 pm
What is the role of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in the international political arena, and what can it do to support and strengthen collaborations on the pluralist left?

Presentations by:
Boris Kanzleiter, Director Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation
Stefanie Ehmsen, outgoing Co-Director RLS–NYC
Andreas Günther, incoming Director RLS–NYC
Closing remarks by Dagmar Enkelmann, President Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

8:00-10:00 pm

When: Wednesday, August 15 – 5:00-10:00pm
Where: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave. (corner of Central Park East and 103rd St.)
RSVP: ethan.earle@rosalux.org
Download the program here.