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May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 8, 2019

Theories of Poverty

Drawing on religious and cultural references, news media, and other sources, we will examine the deeply entrenched ideologies that keep society at large from recognizing the breadth and depth of poverty and, therefore, prevent us from seeking long-term and real solutions that can end poverty.
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May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Arabic Language for Social Movements (True Beginner) *New Course!

The Center for Language Justice and the People’s Forum are offering beginner-level courses to folks who have little to no prior knowledge of Arabic.
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May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Lessons From the Movement to End Slavery

The ideas and politics of the movement to end slavery can teach us valuable lessons for today’s struggles. This course aims prepare participants for deeper study of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America.
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May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exposure On Writing in Prison

What risks do incarcerated writers face when their words travel beyond prison walls? Dynamic authors, poets, activists, and actors Mahogany L. Browne, Aja Monet, Jon Sands, Christopher Soto, Kirya Traber and Jecoina Vinson bring the writers’ messages to life on the stage.
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May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Arabic Language for Social Movements (True Beginner)

Thursdays, March 7th - June 13th, 2019 5:30-8:30PM (3hrs/week; 45 hrs.) The Center for Language Justice and the People’s Forum are offering beginner-level courses to folks who have little to no prior knowledge of Arabic.
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May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lula: ’Truth Will Prevail’ – Neoliberalism, Political Persecution and Polarization

Lurian Lula da Silva, former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's only daughter, will join us in New York for the book launch; she will make her first international appearance to denounce the judicial arbitrariness and human rights violations that put Lula in jail.
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May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

THE DEAD EYE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Join author Vannak Anan Prum, visiting from Cambodia, dor a celebration and discussion of his graphic memoir of slavery at sea. 
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May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 6, 2019

Reading the Almanac of the Dead

This will be an immersive reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "The Almanac of the Dead." This course will explore what might we learn from "The Almanac of the Dead" about capitalist production and its relationship to the Indigenous situation in the Americas.
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May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HOME: Theater Performance

Join us in experiencing the culminating performance of HOME. HOME is a theater piece created by people who have to tell you something about this human experience – its different aspects, abuses, struggles, hopes, circumstances and obstacles, and the fight to to be able to say, HOME.
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May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 24, 2019

Marx’s Capital, volume one (1)

Seminar of the NYC Marxist Studies Collective at the People's Forum conducted by Russell Dale. This course will be a careful reading of the first third of Marx's great economic analysis and critique of capitalism, Capital, volume one. This will be the first of three consecutive courses (Spring, Summer, Fall 2019) in which we will carefully read and discuss the entire work.
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May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FILM + Q&A: “WE THE STONES”/NOSOTROS LAS PIEDRAS

We the Stones /Nosotros las Piedras, a documentary by Costa Rican filmmaker Álvaro Torres Crespo, follows three gold panners deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. For years they have panned the rivers and exchanged their gold for food and alcohol. Now, the government has decided to expel them all.
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May 11 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Capital, Volume 2 with the Capital Studies Group

Volume I of Capital is just the beginning of unraveling the underlying laws of capitalist development. After solving the form that the production of wealth takes within a society where generalized commodity production prevails under the domination of capital, Marx takes on the next big question.
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