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May 4 - May 8

TPF IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

We are temporarily closing The People’s Forum until further notice as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus. We affirm that we are taking these precautions in solidarity with people’s struggles to overcome this virus.
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May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

VIRTUAL COURSE: THE GRUNDRISSE WITH DAVID HARVEY

A close reading of Marx's Grundrisse. This is a rare opportunity to study Marx with David Harvey, wherever you may be located in the world!
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May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Disaster Capitalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most resource-rich  countries in the world, but thanks to colonialism, imperialism, capitalist exploitation, and neoliberal financial control, the Congolese people are without the necessary infrastructures to provide the basic necessities of life.  What is the reality of COVID-19 for the people of the DRC? 
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May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GREEN ROOM: Conversations with artists and cultural organizers in struggle

Green Room is our new monthly space to listen artist organizations and collectives talk about community responses to the crisis, and how they are responding to new realities. 
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May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VIRTUAL BOOK TALK: THE SOUTHERN KEY: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s

The Southern Key explains the reasons for the failure of the US South to unionize, and that this regional failure has led to the nationwide decline in labor unionism, growing inequality, and the perpetuation of white supremacy.
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May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film Screening and Discussion: A Poor People’s Tour of Wall Street

 Each history-drenched street corner on this tour conjures the ghosts of the poor and dispossessed who built the world in which we live. Join for the video launch of the film, followed by a panel discussion.
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May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

APPLAUSE WILL NOT PROTECT US: THE REALITY OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINES

How has the for-profit medical system created the conditions in which health care workers are forced to work in unsafe conditions? What is the global dimension of US capitalist approach to healthcare?
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May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Building Working Class Internationalism today: Intro to the International People’s Assembly

What does it mean to build working class internationalism in our current situation? Hear from leaders from organizations that form the International People's Assembly, including Vijay Prashad, director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, and Claudia de la Cruz of The People's Forum, and the Popular Education Project.
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May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Interpreting the Crisis: Spring 2020 Lecture Series

We’re pleased to announce the Spring schedule for “Interpreting the Crisis,” a lecture series organized by TPF Director of Research, Jordan T. Camp. Please mark your calendars, and spread the word!
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May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual 3rd Annual Iftar for the People!

This event is free and open to all! We will be sharing stories, collectively creating art, and visioning a world where all of our communities enjoy freedom.
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May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TAKEOVER: Film screening and Q&A with the National Union of the Homeless

On May 1st, 1990, homeless people led a simultaneous takeover of empty government (HUD) houses in cities across the United States. Skylight Pictures followed the takeovers with 12 crews in the eight cities, documenting the secret planning, the illegal occupations, and the hopeful aftermath of this bold endeavor.
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May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

AGAINST IMPERIALISM, FOR LIFE ON THE PLANET

In this installment, we will focus on the front of struggle for the environment and environmental justice. How can we strengthen our defense of the planet? How do people’s movements around the world push back against imperialism?
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