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

October 23 @ 6:30 pm

Psychology for Activists

As millions of people across the globe face displacement, war, imprisonment, the necessity of immigration—what have we learned about healing practices that can foster recovery from such large-scale historic traumas?
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October 23 @ 6:30 pm

The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North

Join The Peoples Forum and the editors and contributors of the anthology The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside of the South for a two-day investigation into the system of institutionalized racism created by Northern Jim Crow.
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October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Lessons From the Movement to End Slavery

The ideas and politics of the movement to end slavery can teach us valuable lessons for today’s struggles. This course aims prepare participants for deeper study of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America.
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October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Marx and Engels: Political and Historical Works, Part 1

Beginners are welcome, and even long-time Marxists may learn a thing or two and be surprised by some of what they discover in these all-too-seldom read works.
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October 24 @ 6:00 pm

Makibaka: Fighting back in Pilipino

Together, we will explore what it means to learn about a language of a nation forged in the flames of an anti-colonial revolution and continues to develop as a people in an ongoing national-democratic struggle.
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October 24 @ 6:00 pm

Puerto Rico: Resistance, Disaster, and Austerity in the World’s Oldest Colony

This course will seek to understand the recent political, social, and economic events in Puerto Rico before, during, and after the mass mobilizations that forced out the elected governor in July of 2019.
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October 24 @ 6:00 pm

ROMPE EL MIEDO/INTRO TO THREAT MODELING

Una serie de consejos para enfrentar riesgos en grupos activistas-- This workshop will touch on both online and offline security concerns, and show you how to make a plan to protect yourself whether you are an activist, journalist or concerned citizen
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October 24 @ 6:30 pm

Keepers of the Culture: The Activism of Librarians and Archivists

Activism may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of libraries and archives, but the work of librarians and archivists is inherently political.
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