A freshly updated website and robust social media campaign are being rolled out in advance of the quickly approaching Workers World Party conference. It will take place on Nov. 7 and 8 at the historic Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, where many Dominican people live.
The center is located at the site (formerly the Audubon Ballroom) where Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965, and features murals and other historical pieces dedicated to the political work of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Events in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, Black Lives Matter and the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students have been held there.
The theme of this year’s annual WWP conference will be “Putting Socialist Revolution on the Table” and will bring together revolutionaries, anti-capitalists and freedom fighters who are committed to the struggle against all forms of oppression at home and abroad. Organizers will come from across the U.S. for a weekend of discussion and analysis on the pressing issues of the day from a pro-socialist perspective. Solidarity messages from revolutionary movements and struggles worldwide will be shared during the conference.
In the buildup to the conference, Workers World Party unveiled a newly redesigned website in early October that site designers say is easier to navigate and has a more modern appearance. On the site, information about the upcoming conference is featured front and center.
Information about registration, housing, transportation, childcare, the conference schedule and other information can all be found at workersworldparty.org. The site will be continually updated in the weeks leading up to the conference. Leaflets in English and Spanish can be downloaded from the site.
As always, the site features information for those who are interested in learning more about Workers World Party’s views on a range of political questions, WWP’s history of struggle and how to become a member of the party.
In addition to the updated website, WWP will also undertake a social media campaign to expand the reach of information about the conference. This comes in addition to — not in replacement of — the hard work Workers World Party branches are already doing in the streets to build for the conference and bring delegations from across the country.
On Facebook, the conference event page is hosted off the main WWP page, which can be found by visiting facebook.com/WorkersWorldParty. Both the Facebook page and event page reflect the most up-to-date information about the conference, which is also available on the website.
Many receive Workers World newspaper updates on Twitter by following @workersworld. While this handle is used exclusively for newspaper articles, @wwpnatl is used to share updates about events and actions WWP branches around the country are engaged in. It’s also used extensively in the buildup to the conference to share updates about delegations that will be participating, important information about the conference and other matters.
This information is organized using the hashtag #Time4SocialistRevolution. Organizers encourage others to use that when sharing conference-related information on Twitter or for live tweeting during the conference.