Lecture | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
David North, International Youth and Students for Social Equality
Across the world, millions of people are asking themselves, "What is socialism?" as they search for solutions to rising poverty, social inequality, and the expansion of the US's never-ending wars worldwide. But to learn what socialism really is, one must examine the greatest event of the 20th century: the Russian Revolution of 1917.
What was the Russian Revolution? How did it become the dominant event of the 20th century, forever altering history by given rise to the most powerful and progressive social movements of the last century?
David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, will review the causes, consequences and enduring significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution.