12/16: Coalition Building: the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice

Noon – 4:00

Socialist Party Los Angeles Office
2617 Hauser Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90016

We will have two speakers from the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Socialist Justice (Mimi Soltysik from the Socialist Party USA and Kris Baumgartner from the International Marxist Humanist Organization) give 10-minute introductions to the CPRSJ and its politics and then open discussion over these topics and its principles of unity.

One speaker will talk about traditional coalition structures and the challenges and importance of setting up a democratic structure that reflects its politics inside and out. The other will talk about the importance of anti-capitalism being the core of any peace coalition.

Mimi Soltysik was the Socialist Party USA’s 2016 presidential nominee and is currently the Secretary of the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local. He served as the Socialist Party USA’s Male Co-Chair from 2013 – 2015 and ran for California State Assembly in 2014. He is also a member of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and was a founding member of the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice.

Kris Baumgartner is a Los Angeles-based socialist and activist working as an organizer for the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and Coalition for Revolution, Peace & Social Justice. He writes on war, imperialism and the Middle East focusing on Syrian issues.

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