On September 18th, Pivot to Peace will be joining the Qiao Collective and The People’s Forum for a hybrid in-person and online forum titled: China and The Left, a Socialist Forum. host a one-day international convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold War consensus taking hold in the West. Speakers and events will analyze current trends in U.S.-China relations, Chinese development, and international relations through a socialist, anti-imperialist lens. 

Speakers include:

  • Radhika Desai – University of Manitoba
  • Manu Karuka – Barnard University
  • Christine Hong – University of California Santa Cruz
  • Max Ajl – Wageningen University
  • Bikrum Gill – Virginia Tech
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Chris Matlhako – South Africa Communist Party
  • Robert G. Lee – Brown University
  • Sit Tsui – Southwest University, Chongqing, China
  • Yan Hairong and Barry Sautman – Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Tings Chak – Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
  • Zhun Xu – John Jay College
  • Madison Tang – Codepink
  • Elias Khalil Jabbour – Rio de Janeiro State University
  • Daniel Haiphong
  • Sheila Xiao – Pivot to Peace
  • Qiao Collective

Co-Founder of Pivot to Peace, Sheila Xiao, spoke about the unique role that the US left must play in mobilizing the American people against the war-driven propaganda which seeks to drive public opinion towards confrontation with China. Watch Sheila Xiao’s speech here.

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