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Friday, July 7 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Jacobin-Sponsored Meeting: Building Our Party

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In last year's presidential primary, Bernie Sanders's campaign revealed millions of people willing to vote for a socialist, working-class platform. In the general election, a choice between neoliberal Hillary Clinton and right-wing Donald Trump, it was confirmed that U.S. workers still have no party that will genuinely represent them. What will it take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working class? Posing this question forces us to ask—and answer—several others. Can a party of the working class be built without a larger, more powerful left? What is the relationship between electoral campaigns and left advance? How should the left relate to the Democratic party? A discussion between Jacobin's founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Jacobin contributor Paul Heideman.

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Paul Heideman

Paul Heideman is a graduate student in Sociology at New York University, whose work has appeared in Jacobin, International Socialist Review, and Historical Materialism. He is a member of the ISO in New York City.

Friday July 7, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom A