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February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

The History of Jazz/Music of the Black Holocaust

$30 – $50
This is a survey of great Black music that came out of the Black Holocaust of slavery, racism, and terror. This course uplifts by examining the amazing art form of Jazz its contribution and creation of many other genres of
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February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Economics of Detention and Incarceration

This workshop will explore the financial framework that keeps intact New York's 3.9 billion criminal justice system.
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February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE: IT’S TIME

Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), argues that the Matrix of Control which Israel has laid over the Occupied Territory has effectively eliminated the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict” and has produced instead a regime of apartheid. Halper will explore in depth a solution that would work and what we need to do to reach it.
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February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Introduction to Popular and Political Education

If we’re serious about transforming our society, then we need to be serious about educating ourselves and our communities, and to equip ourselves with the knowledge we need to really build power.
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February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An encounter with Silvia Federici and “Caliban and the Witch”

$10
Join us on an intimate reading group of "Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation" with Silvia Federici, a writer, teacher and feminist from the Marxist tradition. *Reading "Caliban and the Witch" in full prior to the reading group is required.
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February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The “Southernization” of America: What Progressives Can Learn from the US South

This panel of academics who both live and work in the South will help activists, organizers, and concerned citizens better understand the struggles and triumphs of the region. With Keri Leigh Merritt will open with a talk focused on economics. Hilary Green will then discuss education, Bob Hutton will concentrate on labor and unionization, and Booker Mattison will talk about the importance of the arts in the South.
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February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

South of the Border: Film Screening

South of the Border (2009 is a documentary film that follows director Oliver Stone as he embarks on a road trip across five countries in South America to shed light on the mainstream media's misperceptions of the social and political movements the region.
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February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Black Reconstruction

Some have called the U.S. Civil War the “second American revolution” or the completion of the first American revolution. Others claim that the war of independence and Civil War were not revolutions, but had tremendous revolutionary potential. We will read W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2007) in whole, and for more recent research, the middle part of Steven Hahn’s A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South (Harvard University Press, 2003).
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February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Colonial Pasts and Violent Present of Confinement in Counterinsurgencies

Detention and confinement— both of combatants and large groups of civilians—have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century, with a huge increase in the employment of detention camps, internment centres, and the enclosure or isolation of groups of people. Laleh Khalili examines the practices and historical roots of two major liberal counterinsurgencies of our day - the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror
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February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Religions and Social Movements

This course will investigate the relationship between social movements and religious traditions. Religions have been both oppressive forces and forces of liberation in the history of human struggle and these tensions have been critical to the development and sustaining of social movements around the world.
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February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

Spanish Language for Social Movements (High Beginner)

February 6th, 2019 - April 5th, 2019 Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30pm-8:00pm (5hrs./week; 45 hrs.) The Center for Language Justice and the People’s Forum are offering high beginner-level Spanish to folks who have already completed a semester-long beginner course.
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February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 20, 2019

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

Political Economy of Racism

This four session seminar explores the political economy of racism with Professor Manu Karuka. We will work to denaturalize racism as something that needs to be explained, rather than accepted as a facet of social life. We will analyze race as a process and relationship internal to the capital relation itself.
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