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Friday, July 3 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Should the left support Bernie Sanders?: A debate

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Bernie Sanders' entry into the Democratic Primary for the party's presidential nomination has triggered a debate on the left. Some have enthusiastically rallied to his candidacy as a chance to transform the Democratic Party. Others have criticized his entry into the Democratic Party as following the precedent of Dennis Kucinich to corral radicals back into a capitalist party. And still others are building independent formations in solidarity with his campaign as a way to consolidate a larger organized left. This panel will offer various viewpoint to discuss and debate how the left should approach the Sanders inside the Democratic Party.

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Toby Chow

Toby Chow is chair of The People’s Lobby, an independent political organization based in Chicago which worked with National Nurses United to organize over 9000 hours of volunteer field work for progressive candidates in the 2015 municipal election through Reclaim Chicago. He has been involved in faith based community organizing on the South Side of Chicago since 2009, and is a leader in the “Moral Mondays Illinois” campaign... Read More →
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Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review (ISR). He has written on various subjects for the ISR as well as Socialist Worker, ZNet, and Jacobin magazine. He is a member of the several movement organizations, including Vermont Labor Solidarity that organizes in support of workers struggles in Burlington, Vermont, where he lives.
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Bhaskar Sunkara

Founding editor of Jacobin Magazine.

Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grant Park B

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