Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
Race and Class
- Sponsor: New Politics
- Moderator: Gertrude Ezorsky, editorial board, New Politics
- Harold Cruse, Emeritus, Afro-American Studies, University of Michigan
- Susanne MacGregor, Birkbeck College, London
- Adolf Reed, Jr., Afro-American Studies, Yale
- Stephen Steinberg, Queens College
Socialist Scholars Conference 1992
Gertrude Ezorsky, Author, Racism and Justice, Andrew Hacker, CUNY, Queens College, Stephen Steinberg, CUNY, Graduate Center, Reginald Wilson, American Council on Education were speakers on the Racism and Affirmative Action panel sponsored by New Politics at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City
DSA’s Cuba Letter
Gertrude Ezorsky signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated by prominent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.
- “a statement circulating among democratic left/socialist folks, largely by members of Democratic Socialists of America, condemning the recent trials and convictions of non-violent dissenters in Cuba”.
The petition criticized Cuba's poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba's problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration...
- The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state's current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.
Many of the petition's 120 odd signatories were known members of DSA.
Open Letter to Obama on Iran
In 2008 Gertrude Ezorsky, Brooklyn College emerita, New York signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.