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August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 8, 2019

Dance For The People

Come dance at The People's Forum! Together, we’ll study and embody the social and political significance of dance. Every week, we’ll build strength and skill, explore our creative impulses and learn new choreography.
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August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACTIVISM, MENTAL HEALTH, & FIVE GOLDEN RAYS

With this workshop, we hope to raise our analysis of what it means to be an activist and deepen our understanding of the relationship between our organizing work, mental health and our individualisms.
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August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Raiz Up! Showcase & Open Mic

This is a monthly open mic and showcase welcoming emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists!
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August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

24 CITY (CHINA)

This documentary follows three generations of characters in Chengdu (in the 1950s, the 1970s and the present) as a state-owned factory gives way to a modern apartment complex.
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August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Empire, Militarization, and Popular Revolt in Africa

This event explores the themes of imperialism, militarization, police/carceral state, and resistance across the African continent with the aim of making broader regional and transnational connections with struggles elsewhere in order to build cross-regional solidarity.
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August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BLACK AUGUST PANEL DISCUSSION

An opportunity to speak with the community about the Black August; the history of the concert, and the history of Black August.
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September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Standing with Standing Rock with Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon – Book Launch

Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as “lessons learned” but as essential guideposts for activism.
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September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HENNA 101

We will learn about history of henna as an ancient form of body art, have an open discussion about the commercialization and contemporary use of henna in the entertainment, beauty and fashion industries, as well as a demonstration of henna art.
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September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Book Launch: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People

Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.
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September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FILM SCREENING: AS AN ACT OF PROTEST

Described once as an "internal Battle of Algiers" and "radical Taxi Driver" (had that film been a progressive movie), As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee's art and work as a cultural activist.
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November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Book Launch: Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  narrates this dramatic transformation in housing policy, its financial ramifications, and its influence on African Americans. She reveals that federal policy transformed the urban core into a new frontier of cynical extraction disguised as investment.
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December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marx and Engels, The Civil War in the U.S. with Andrew Zimmerman

A complete revision of the 1937 edition of the Civil War writings of Marx and Engels, this volume incorporates new texts by Marx and Engels, as well as by US authors including Communist Union Army officer Joseph Weydemeyer and African American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
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