Monthly panels/talks aimed at enhancing dialogue and debate on the left in Melbourne.
Generally held on the 1st Thursday of the month (unless otherwise stated – see dates below), 7pm at the New International Book Shop, 54 Victoria St, Carlton (basement, Trades Hall, Victoria St entrance). Admission is $5
August Thursday 3rd
Panel : ‘Educating the haves and have nots in Australia: what is making a difference’
Jane Kenway – Professor in the Education Faculty at Monash University
Marie Brennan – Honorary Professor of Education at Victoria University
Lew Zipin – Honorary Fellow, College of Education at Victoria University
Janet Rice – Victorian Senator for Australian Greens
September Thursday 7th, 7pm
Panel: ‘150 years since the publication of ‘Das Kapital’ – How relevant is Marx to understanding and changing the world today?’
Speaker: Anitra Nelson (RMIT), Daniel Lopez (Socialist Alternative), Arran Gare (Swinburne University), Tristan Ewins (Socialist Left, ALP)
October Thursday 5th
Panel: ‘Debating war and imperialism today: How should the Western Left understand and respond to conflict in Syria?
November Thursday 2nd
Movie Screening: The Divide