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 13 @ 6:00 pm

Marx's Capital, volume one (3)

This course will be a careful reading of the final third of Marx’s great economic analysis and critique of capitalism, Capital, volume one. This will be the third of three consecutive courses (Spring, Summer, Fall 2019) in which we will carefully read and discuss the entire work.
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December 13 @ 6:00 pm

ARABIC CULTURE CLUB: CONVERSATIONAL INTERMEDIATE

Conversational Intermediate reviews topics covered in Arabic 1 & 2 courses. Covers grammar review and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various colloquial Arabic cultural productions.
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December 13 @ 6:30 pm

INTRODUCTION TO KRÉYOL

The Creole language was the first step for enslaved people in the French plantation colonies to emancipate themselves from the oppression of slavery. Join us for an introductory course on the basics of the Creole language!
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December 13 @ 6:30 pm

Book Launch: Feeding the Crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is one of the most controversial forms of social welfare in the United States. Feeding the Crisis brings the voices of food-insecure families into national debates.
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December 14 @ 5:30 pm

"In the Ruins of the Present”: A Mixed Media Concrete Analysis of the Decade

We invite you to a 5-day, project-based course to produce a collective, mixed-media retrospective of the decade from the perspective of working-class struggle.
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December 17 @ 6:00 pm

ARABIC CULTURE CLUB: HIGH BEGINNER

High Beginner reviews topics covered in Arabic 1 course. Expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on colloquial Arabic and differences among varieties through critically engaging with various Arabic-speaking pop culture.
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December 17 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

The final session of this seven-part series will take up non-Christian theologies with the aim of expanding our understanding of how religious identity, practice, and understanding has formed and is forming through the struggle for liberation in the US.
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December 19 @ 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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