The Indypendent at LeftForum 2010 this weekend

Kate Perkins Mar 18, 2010

While many of the city’s filmmakers and musicians have fled to Austin, TX for the annual SXSW festival, LeftForum 2010 is getting underway here in NYC this weekend, drawing its typically large and eclectic pool of politically left thinkers, scholars, activists, artists and students. Check out the schedule here; and if you haven’t registered to attend yet, click here to do so. (As always, there are a range of price options to accommodate your budget.) The Indypendent’s own editors will be speaking on and moderating a handful of panels:

SESSION 5: SUNDAY, 10:00 AM – 11:50 PM

What does sustainable agriculture mean? How will we replace the corporate food supply? Can we have clean energy and clean agriculture?
Room W511
Nancy Romer (Chair) – Psychology, Brooklyn College, General Coordinator, Brooklyn Food Coalition
Arun Gupta – The Indypendent
Tom Forster – New School
Elizabeth Henderson – Peacework Farm, author, Sharing the Harvest

SESSION 6: SUNDAY, 12:00 – 1:50 PM

Can Progressives Transform the Democratic Party? Power, Class and Politics
Room W60
Joanne Landy (Chair) – Co-Director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy; Editorial Board member, New Politics
Arun Gupta – Founding Editor, The Indypendent
Lance Selfa – Author, The Democrats: A Critical History (Haymarket Books, 2008); columnist, Socialist
Jodie Evans – Co-Founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

SESSION 7: SUNDAY, 3:00 – 4:50 PM

Impacts of and Responses to Climate Change
Arun Gupta (Chair)- The Indypendent and Alternet, Moderator
Christian Parenti – The Nation
Robert S. Eshelman – Free-lance journalist
Tina Gerhardt – Columbia University

Come check them out, participate in the important debates they raise, and say hi to me and the other Indy editors at those panels and at our exhibitor table.

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