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December 15, 2018 - New York City

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INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
October 18, 2018 - New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. On October 18th, 2018 Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, alongside co-sponsors Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Misereor and the Permanent Mission of...

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RIGHT TO THE CITY TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE
October 12-14, 2018 - New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. For six years, the Right to the City Roundtables have provided an opportunity for housing activists from North America and Europe to meet, debate, and share strategies to e...

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THE NSU MONOLOGUES: A PERFORMANCE BY ACTORS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
September 29, 2018 - New York City

In times of the rise of the far right in Germany and worldwide, extremist voices get increasingly normalized. In lockstep with the electoral successes of right-wing populist parties, ethno-nationalist and neo-Fascist sentiments are more and...

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FEARLESS CITIES: NORTH AMERICA REGIONAL MUNICIPALIST SUMMIT
July 28, 2018 - New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Henri Lefebvre’s famous manifesto “The Right to the City.” Published in the aftermath of the 1968 May-June protests in Paris, ...

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HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT
July 14, 2018 - The Bronx

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. In July, activists of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) will be visiting the United States to speak with housing rights groups and community-based organ...

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RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2018
June 1-3, 2018 - John Jay College, New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. The Left Forum—the largest annual leftist gathering in North America—will be taking place from June 1-3 in New York City, and RLS–NYC will again be there bringing alte...

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RLS–NYC AT THE HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE
May 17-20, 2018 - Montreal

From May 17-20, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will participate in the conference The Great Transition: Setting the Stage for a Post-Capitalist Society in Montréal, Québec. Organized as part of the Historical Materialism ne...

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THE YOUNG KARL MARX: FREE FILM SCREENING
May 1, 2018 - New York

Photos from this event here. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, Goethe-Institut New York, and Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) are ho...

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VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
April 16-27, 2018 - New York City

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. For the 2018 Joint Declaration of the Indigenous Women Leaders at the UNPFII, go to the bottom of the page.  For the sixth consecutive year, the Rosa Lux...

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BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
April 14-15, 2018 - New York City

Photos from this event here.  This two-day conference in New York City will bring together scholars and activists dealing with the history and the legacy of Black Radicalism in the US from multiple perspectives. Black Radi...

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WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA
April 8, 2018 - New York City

RSVP for this event here. As part of KINO!2018, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a conversation about When Paul Came Over the Sea between Jakob Preuss, the film’s di...

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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW62
March 10-17, 2018 - New York

Photos from this event here. On February 14, 2018, UN Women released its SDG Monitoring Report, Turning Promises Into Action, which assesses what is needed to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable De...

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THE FEMINIZATION OF AGRICULTURE
Carolyn Sachs

By Carolyn Sachs. While women make up close to half of the world’s farmers, their access to agricultural resources and land is often severely limited. As a result, women are relegated to marginal environments (such as wi...

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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM
February 23-24, 2018 - New York

Photos from this event here.  Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International be...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY
February 15, 2018, 6:00pm - RLS–NYC

Photos from this event here. Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea. It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics...

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MUNICIPALISM IN SPAIN
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo

By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no longer...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
April 14-15, 2018 - New York City

Black Radicalism in the United States had many faces and followed many directions, yet always dealt with the important question of how the plight of African Americans—the (former) slaves—in the US could be changed for the better. Many o...

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RIGHT TO THE CITY: A TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE
December 1-3, 2017 - Hamburg

Based on Henri Lefebvre’s 1967 manifesto, the “Right to the City” movement has mushroomed into formal organizations across the globe, calling for equitable housing, access to public space, and a redefinition of citizenship. For the pa...

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WE GONNA BE ALRIGHT: BRUSHING OFF THE BACKLASH BLUES
November 16, 2017 - New York City

From taking a knee to taking down Confederate monuments, movements for racial and economic justice are creatively confronting the backlash of white supremacy unleashed by the election of Donald Trump. What does this presidency and the large...

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American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during the 1968 Olympics. (Photo: Angelo Cozzi)

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American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during the 1968 Olympics. (Photo: Angelo Cozzi)

SPORTS AND POLITICS

RSVP here.  PROGRAM 9:30 AM | Welcome Notes 9:45 AM-11:15 AM | Exploitation – Refusal to Participate: African Americans and the Proposed Olympic Boycott, 1934-1935 Stanley Arnold, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois – A Consideration of Sporting Boycotts: Scotland, South Africa, and the 1986 Commonwealth Games Fiona Skillen, Lecturer in Sport and Event Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland Matt McDowell, Lecturer in Sport Policy, Management, and International Development, Moray House School of Education,......
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