Now what? — 100 years after the Russian Revolution

Join Bea Campbell, UK author, playwright, filmmaker, journalist, political commentator and broadcaster, in debating current politics in Melbourne, Saturday 11 November.

In a wide-ranging address, Bea will explore the various forms of inequality today; realistic strategies towards an egalitarian and just society; the meaning of socialism in this centenary year of the Russian Revolution; the failure, collapse and rejection of the totalitarian Soviet model of socialism; and forms of democratic socialism that are feasible in the 21st century.

Following the key note address Bea Campbell will be in discussion with Peter Love – labour historian and trade union activist, Stuart Macintyre – historian and Anitra Nelson – Activist-scholar, Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University.

Fighting the Good Fight – a discussion of how do we develop a general, systematic ‘moral economy’ to shape our vision of a just, ethical and greener future? Can we emulate the surges in socialist sentiment that have surprised so many in the US and UK? How do we build new alliances that will change the shape of politics?

Speakers include Matt Kunkel – Vice-President of the SEARCH Foundation, Dimity Hawkins – nuclear free activist and PhD candidate, a co-founder of ICAN, Sue Pennicuik MLC (Southern Metropolitan Region) – Victorian Greens

Drinks 5.30-6.30pm

Cost: $20/$10 concession (includes drinks)

Organised by the Search Foundation

Tickets from Eventbride

DATE AND TIME

Sat. 11 November 2017

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm AEDT

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LOCATION

Federation of Education Unions

120 Clarendon Street

Southbank (corner of Ballantyne Street)

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

 

Map 120 Clarendon Street Southbank

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