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

December 18 @ 5:30 pm

Kairos Center Evaluation Class

This session is for students, who participated in the Kairos Center's fall series of classes to share thoughts and reflections on how the classes went and areas for improvement. 
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December 19 @ 7:00 pm

Peacefully Together: Sutta Study Workshop

During this series of workshops, we will closely examine the Buddha's teachings on communal harmony as preserved in the Pāli Suttas (the oldest extant collection of his words), and discuss how we can adapt and apply them to contemporary circumstances. 
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February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Reading Marx's Capital Volume 1 with David Harvey

A close reading of the text of Volume I of Marx’s Capital with Professor David Harvey. This semester-long class meets on Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm beginning on January 29th. Registration is free, but required.
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February 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Pan Africanism and Social Movements

The course will cover the context for the development of Pan-Africanism, the history of Pan-Africanism, lessons from its successes and failures, and the organizing approach it helped to define.
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February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 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 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Marx's Capital, volume one (1)

Seminar of the NYC Marxist Studies Collective at the People’s Forum Spring 2019 / Conducted
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