Fwd: Tamiment Conference Schedule

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Aug 26 16:55:53 PDT 2000

>>>>>>>>>>> A Conference! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< SUMMARY: Conference - Explorations in the History of U.S. Trotskyism New York City, Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2000. (Friday - Sunday) Sponsored by: New York University's Tamiment Library & American Studies

Info: 212-998-2639 / peter.filardo at nyu.edu Registration: $15 Checks payable to: Tamiment Library - NYU Should be sent to:

Tamiment Institute Library - NYU

Attention: Peter Filardo 70 Washington Square South - 10th Floor New York, NY 10012 All queries about the conference are to be sent to Tamiment Staffperson Peter Filardo at: peter.filardo at nyu.edu


FRIDAY September 29 5:30 - 6:45 pm: RECEPTION AT TAMIMENT LIBRARY 7:00 - 9:30 pm: Relevance of American Trotskyism: An Internationalist Introduction WELCOME: Peter Filardo & Paul Le Blanc Chair: Marilyn Vogt-Downey Esteban Volkov: Trotsky & His U.S. Comrades Pierre Broue: International & U.S. Trotskyism Michael Smith: Opposition to Vietnam War Rafael Bernabe: Latin American Perspectives Simmi Gandhi: Fighting “Globalization” Today

SATURDAY September 30 9:30 - 10:40 am: New Perspectives on James P. Cannon and Max Shachtman Chair: To be announced Bryan Palmer: Perspectives on Cannon Peter Drucker: Perspectives on Shachtman

10:45 am - 12:15 pm: Trotskyism and African Americans Chair: Cynthia Young Kwame Somburu: Malcolm X and Trotskyism Christopher Phelps: Black Trotskyists Paul Lee: Contributions of George Breitman Gladys Grauer: Experiences of an African-American Trotskyist

12:15-1:20 pm LUNCH [at local eateries]

1:20 - 3:05 pm: Trotskyism, Workers & Unions Chair: David Roediger Kim Moody: CP & Trotskyist Trade Unionism Kathleen Brown: Women in Minneapolis Strike Victor Devinatz: Trotskyists in Auto Jean Tussey: Trotskyist Labor Perspectives Ray Markey: Comments

3:10 - 4:55 pm: Trotskyism and Intellectuals Chair: Paul Siegel Suzi Weissman: Victor Serge & U.S. Intellectuals Alan Johnson: Hal Draper & Third Camp Socialism Maurice Isserman: Mike Harrington & Irving Howe Kevin Anderson: Theoretical Contrasts: Burnham, Novack, James, Dunayevskaya Michael Denning: Comments

5:00 - 6:15 pm: The Living Heritage of U.S. Trotskyism: Reflections of Trotskyist Veterans Chair: To be announced Dorothea Breitman: Detroit Branch, 1950s-1960s Theodore Edwards: The Weiss Current Bernard Goodman: Struggles in Maritime Morris Slavin: Reflections on the Workers Party Nat Weinstein: Tom & Karolyn Kerry others...

6:15 - 7:30 pm DINNER (at local eateries)

7:30 - 9:30 pm: New Directions Chair: Arlene Keizer Mike Davis: Trotsky's Comet Alan Wald: Trotskyism and the Angel of History Grant Farred: C.L.R. James and U.S. Trotskyism Robin D. G. Kelley: Response

SUNDAY October 1 9:30 - 10:30 am: Preserving the Past Chair: Patrick Quinn Esteban Volkov: Leon Trotsky Museum Peter Filardo: Tamiment Library Emily Turnbull: Prometheus Library

10:35 am - 12:00 noon: Trotskyism and Others on the Left Chair: Betsy Esch Dan Georgakas: The Detroiters and Others Annette Rubenstein: The Independent Socialist Party David McReynolds: Socialist Party & Vietnam War Mark Solomon: Comments

12:00 -1:00 pm: LUNCH [at local eateries]

1:00 - 2:25 pm: Trotskyism and Sexual Politics Chair: Andrew Ross Susan Williams: Contributions of Clara Fraser Dianne Feeley: Feminism: 1960s & 70s Gary Kinsman: Gay Liberation Nancy Holmstrom: Theoretical Reflections

2:30 - 3:45 pm: The Creative Legacy of the Johnson-Forest & Cochran Tendencies Chair: Scott McLemee Martin Glaberman: C.L.R. James and the

Johnson-Forest Tendency Louis Proyect: Reflections on the Cochran Tendency Michael Livingston: Harry Braverman

3:50 - 5:00 pm: Making Sense of the Trotskyist Tradition in Light of Today's and Tomrrow's Struggles (YOUNG ACTIVISTS PANEL): Brad Duncan, Matt Siegfried, others

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