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January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This vivid memoir illuminates the life of Safdar Hashmi – artist, comrade, poet, writer, actor, activist, and a man everyone loved. Halla Bol shows us, close up, how one man’s death and life are intertwined with the stories of many people.
January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In the last decade alone the FBI has spied on, surveilled, and monitored Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, anti-pipeline protesters, Palestinian solidarity activists and other peaceful protesters. Far from isolated incidents, the report argues that FBI political surveillance is pervasive and persistent. This panel will discuss FBI political surveillance today and how it is part of a larger historical legacy of abuse.
January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lana Dee Povitz reveals the colorful characters who worked behind the scenes to build and sustain the movement, and illuminates how people worked together to overturn hierarchies rooted in class and race.
February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prejudential is a concise, authoritative exploration of America's relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who are elected to represent and govern all of its people.
February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Judith Butler and Simon Critchley in conversation around Butler's new book, The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political.
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodi Dean offers a theory of the comrade. Comrades are equals on the same side of a political struggle. Voluntarily coming together in the struggle for justice, their relationship is characterized by discipline, joy, courage, and enthusiasm.
March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In 2014, three West African countries were hit by the largest epidemic on record of the deadly Ebola virus. In response to an international call for help, Cuba’s revolutionary socialist government provided what was needed most—and what no other country even tried to deliver.
March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL TALK: The Ballot, the Streets- or Both: From Marx and Engels to Lenin and the October Revolution
This book talk will be held online. Please RSVP and you will receive the link via email! As the left has to think about what it means to run for office in a capitalist state, it's a good time to look back at how the left has historically conducted such debates.
April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
*TPF is closed from March 10 - April 20* Join us on April 4 for a writing workshop followed by the launch of Social Poetics and
May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join author of The Jakarta Method Vincent Bevins and author of Washington Bullets Vijay Prashad for a conversation moderated by Jordan T. Camp about how Washington’s anti-communist wars have shaped our world.