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.
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.Event Categories: Classes, Education
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.Event Categories: Classes, Education
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.Event Categories: Classes, Culture
July 3 @ 5:30 pm
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 todayEvent Categories: Classes, Education