We host accessible educational programming that contributes to building and strengthening popular movements in New York City and beyond as well as a revitalized non-sectarian left intellectual culture rooted in the struggles of the poor and dispossessed.

Our educational programming includes topics such as: history, political economy, social theory, racial/gender/LGBTQIA/immigrant justice, collective strategies for organizing, liberation theology, and many others—with an internationalist focus. Driven by our organizational commitment to building unity across historic lines of division, our programming covers a wide range of subjects, movements, and pedagogical methods.

 

Upcoming Classes

June 18 @ 6:00 pm

Race and Revolution in the United States

This course explores the position that historically oppressed groups in the US — Puerto Ricans and Native, African, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican Americans have occupied in the US economy. We outline the Materialist/Marxist analysis of race ideology and how if differs from other interpretations. We also analyze the theoretical and political contributions that radicals of color in the US have made to the fight for human liberation.
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June 19 @ 6:00 pm

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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June 22 @ 11:00 am

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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June 24 @ 7:00 pm

Racial Boundaries: The Origin and Consequences of the Color Line in the USA

Join the Revolutions Study Group for this 4-week course. Our four-week reading sources will be: Theodore W. Allen, "Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race," first published 1975, and W.E.B Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, 1903.
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June 26 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust is an introductory course that seeks to explore intersections of “jazz” music, historical perspectives of the African diaspora and their role and impact on contemporary society. Students will be introduced to basic jazz rhythms, melodies, harmonies, jazz culture, fashion and development through multi-media that includes videos, films and recordings. Open to the public.
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June 28 @ 6:30 pm

Putting Capital in our Hands: Why worker cooperatives gained traction in global movements for economic change

This session introduces the worker co-op model to folks who are curious but not really familiar with it yet. Join us as we explore the radical possibilities that worker co-ops bring to our visions of the future!
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July 3 @ 5:30 pm

Alternative Religions

This course will engage some of the most popular recent expressions of alternative religion in the US and what they might mean for our movement-building work today
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July 6 @ 9:00 am

Spanish for Social Justice Summer Intensive Beginner Spanish Course

Through weekly social justice themes, and using a communicative and integrated skills approach, participants will improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
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