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The Memphis Socialist Party had an informational table at this year’s Gandhi-King Conference this year. Brooke Shannon (MSP Co-chair) and Sara Free (MSP Secretary) staffed table with additional assistance from comrades Ace Madjlesi and Bennett Foster. Conference attendees showed a good deal of interest in the Socialist Party, our upcoming activities, our principles, and our platform. We had many discussions with a wide range of people over the two day conference, with many people taking the literature we provided and signing up for the Memphis Socialist Party’s email list.
Comrades Bennett Foster and Paul Garner presented “A Practical Guide to Grassroots Organizing”: “Developing organizations that have the politics, skills and confidence to confront and take power requires more than mobilization. We’re all ready for action but, how do we build and sustain a membership that has the tools and internal structure to take strategic action? Where do people go when there is no union? Join Mid-South Peace & Justice Center Organizing Coordinators, Bennett Foster and Paul Garner as they share your experiences and lessons learned in organizing with directly affected populations.”