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YDS15: Toward an Intersectional Left
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YDS15: Toward an Intersectional Left

It's time for our generation to take a stand against capitalism. Join us for a weekend of exciting speakers, workshops and socializing with fellow young activists!

2/13/2015 to 2/15/2015
When: 2/13/2015
Where: The Murphy Institute
25 W. 43rd St.
New York, New York  10036
United States
Presenter: Young Democratic Socialists

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It’s time for our generation to take action. Young people are disproportionately affected by the effects of neoliberal policies: students are taking on more loans to cover skyrocketing tuition, young people of color face racial profiling and discrimination by law enforcement, and too many young adults continue to drift between unemployment and underemployment. It’s time we took a stand against capitalism.

Word on the street is that youth are not politically engaged; we are apathetic, we don’t vote. NBC News recently asked “Where are the Millennials?” referring to our low turnout in the mid-term elections. But these statements ignore the fact that youth and students have always stood at the front of major political movements, and will stand at the front of the fight against capitalism. YDS is proof that we are working for real change: we demand political leaders who inspire us and will be accountable to us, and we are building our movement out in the streets.

Help start the movement! Join us at YDS15 this February and meet fellow, like-minded students and young activists for a weekend of exciting workshops, plenaries and socializing.


Need help getting to YDS15? Fill out the YDS15 Travel Scholarship Form! Though we cannot waive the conference registration fee, we can help cover travel costs in some cases. Preference is given to DSA/YDS members. Not yet a member? Join at the student rate of only $20/year:

Help raise contributions to the Travel Scholarship fundYou can help raise your scholarship prize and help others attend YDS15 by sharing this link with friends, family, teachers and professors and kindly ask them to donate to our Youth Scholarship Fund! Let them know that donations of $100+ receive a special "thank you" print in the event program, and all donations are tax deductible.


Schedule subject to changes and updates.

Friday, February 13, 2015

6pm: Welcoming Reception

7pm: Plenary 1


Saturday, February 14, 2015

9am: Registration & Breakfast

10am: Plenary 2

12pm: Group Activity

1:30pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Political Education Block 1

3:45pm: Activist Training Block 1

5:30pm: Plenary 3


Sunday, February 15, 2015

9:30am: Registration & Breakfast

10:30am: Plenary 4

12pm: Activist Training Block 2

1:30pm: Political Education Block 2

2:30pm: Closing