The freest government 
  cannot long endure
  when the tendency of
  the law is to create a
  rapid accumulation of
  property in the hands of
  a few, and to render the
  masses poor and
-- Daniel Webster,
    Plymouth Oration,  
    December 22, 1820.
 We often find it difficult to separate race from class from sex
 oppression because in our lives they are most often experienced
 simultaneously.….We are socialists because we believe the 
 work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who
 do the work and create the products and not for the profits of
  the bosses…We are not convinced, however, that a  socialist
  revolution that is not also a feminist and anti-racist
  revolution will guarantee our liberation.
“A Black Feminist Statement,” The Combahee River Collective, 1977.
    It is recommended that conference attendees arrive at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, which is served by Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.
    You can also arrive via Brownsville International Airport (20 miles) or Miller International Airport (McAllen - 70 miles), but an auto rental is necessary if you choose to arrive at one of these airports. Some people have asked about flying into San Antonio International Airport, which is a viable option, although it is a 3.5 hour drive from SAT to SPI. Corpus Christi airport is 90 miles from SPI.
    A non-stop shuttle is available from Valley International Airport in Harlingen to South Padre Island for $50 roundtrip. Auto Rentals are also available at airport. Go to: Auto rentals are also available at the airport.
  4. HOTEL
    Please make hotel reservations directly with: Isla Grand Beach Resort 500 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, Texas 78597 Tel: 956-761-6511
    Auto rentals are available at all three regional airports. This mode of transportation is recommended if you arrive at Brownsville International Airport (20 miles) or McAllen International Airport (70 miles).
    Room Rates: Cabanas $99 per night Condominiums $199 per night (accommodates 4 persons or more) For more information about the hotel, see,


Average high temperatures are 71 in February with average low temperatures of 55 in the evening, although highs in the 80s are not uncommon.
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