Events

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Philly: Kensington Unity Day

    The weather's getting colder, and the volunteers at the Philadelphia Liberation Center want to make sure everyone in the community has what they need to be warm and comfortable. Stop by on Kensington Unity Day to get free kid's coats, winter clothes, food, and other supplies for yourself, your family and friends.

    It's an outrage that people in Kensington have to struggle to survive while the rich and powerful never worry about a thing in their lives. To end this injustice, we need unity! And we can build this unity by making sure everyone in the neighborhood -- especially the kids -- have the basic necessities.

    Interested in donating? Here's what we need (all items preferably kid's sizes, but anything is welcome) --

    Coats
    Sweaters
    Boots
    Hats and gloves
    Scarves
    Blankets

    You can drop off items at the Philadelphia Liberation Center at 2226 N. Front St in Kensington any Saturday between 3pm and 5pm or Sunday between 10am and 4pm; or any time at all at 4517 Springfield Ave in West Philly -- just leave it on the porch.

    We're also happy to pick up large donations! Please email us at KensingtonUnityDay@gmail.com or call us at (267) 281-3859.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Boston: Trans Resistance & Revolution // Will the "Blue Wave" Save Us?

    Trans Resistance & Revolution - You Can't Erase Us!
    The Trump administration is planning an outrageous and cruel new escalation in its war on trans people. The Department of Health and Human Services is leading the charge on an effort that would create a new, false and deeply bigoted definition of gender across all federal agencies: defining everyone as “male” or “female,” and this would be “unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.” Trump and his administration are attempting to "define transgender people out of existence." The PSL rejects this bigoted attack and stands in solidarity with the trans and greater LGBTIA community against bigoted sexist hatred and oppression.

    Trans rights — like the rights of the entire LGBTQ community and all oppressed people — will be won in the streets, not by waiting for any phony “resistance” from political elites. You can't erase us! Transgender people, non-binary people, and the LGBTQIA community has been resisting and rebelling for centuries! Join the PSL as we discuss the history and legacy of LGBTQIA resistance, specifically trans resistance and rebellion and why it is essential to revolution, liberation, and socialism!

    Will the Blue Wave Save Us?
    The upcoming midterm November elections are framed as "the coming of a blue wave" from "the Resistance" to Donald Trump and his administration. Corporate talking heads, have touted that the order of the "resistance" will be that the Democrats will take control of the House and Senate, Trump will be impeached and American politics will return to some semblance of normality. The Robert Mueller investigation, the overall "Russiagate" narrative is also supposed to produce damning information that will impeach Trump and bring "America back to normality." But will this so called "Blue Wave" really save the working class and oppressed people in this country? Are the Democrats really "resisting" Trump and what he stands for? Can they? What are alternatives to this Democratic party led "Resistance" for the workers and oppressed of the U.S.? Join us for a discussion on this as we provide a Marxist analysis of the upcoming elections and revolutionary tactics, strategies, and goals.

    Join the Boston branch of the Party for Socialism & Liberation as we discuss these two burning issues of the day and the need for a Revolution and a revolutionary party to end capitalist-imperialism and its attendant oppressions.

    To find out more about the PSL visit: pslweb.org

    *Bathrooms are gender neutral
    *Childcare is available on site
    *Light refreshments and snacks will be provided

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    New Haven Trans Day of Remembrance: Rally & Gathering

    New Haven Annual Trans Day of Remembrance

    -Rally at Elm St. courthouse (Church & Elm) @ 5:30
    -March @ 6:15 to New Haven Pride Center (84 Orange St) for community gathering, food & resource exchange

    Join together to remember lives lost and celebrate trans resilience in New Haven. Trans Day of Remembrance is observed annually as a day to mourn the loss of the beautiful trans lives stolen from us too soon. The TDoR rally is an opportunity to grieve, speak out and come together to defend our community. Bring your stories and your loved ones, hear some great speakers and share your own words.

    After the rally, we will march to the New Haven Pride Center to continue our event indoors. We will be serving food, providing information on trans resources in Connecticut, making art together, doing a clothing swap and much more!

    Trans lives and rights are under attack like never before. To amplify the strong message that we #WontBeErased, let's make this TDOR the most powerful yet!

    This will be the final event in a whole week of events celebrating trans resilience, which will include music, movies, educational events and more! Follow this page and New Haven Pride Center for updates to the week of events!

    CO-SPONSORS WANTED! If your group wants to sign on to endorse Trans Day of Remembrance this year, or if you want to be involved in helping plan the TDOR week, email ct@pslweb.org or nhglcc@gmail.com!

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    New Haven Free Film Series: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

    Third film in our free movie series!

    Before Kaepernick took a knee, Ali took a plea in 1971. Muhammad Ali was sentenced to 5 years for refusing to fight in Vietnam on moral grounds. Ali’s story resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race and solidarity and the role of athletes in public life.

    More films in the series:
    October 18: Salvador Allende
    November 9: Concerning Violence

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