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

April 24 @ 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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April 25 @ 5:30 pm

Arabic Language for Social Movements (True Beginner)

Thursdays, March 7th - June 13th, 2019 5:30-8:30PM (3hrs/week; 45 hrs.) 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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April 26 @ 6:00 pm

Marx's Capital, volume one (1)

Seminar of the NYC Marxist Studies Collective at the People's Forum conducted by Russell Dale. This course will be a careful reading of the first third of Marx's great economic analysis and critique of capitalism, Capital, volume one. This will be the first of three consecutive courses (Spring, Summer, Fall 2019) in which we will carefully read and discuss the entire work.
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April 26 @ 6:30 pm

Book Launch: Being and Insurrection

Join us, along with writer/philosopher A. Shahid Stoverand professor LaRose T. Parris for an engaging and critical dialogue about Being and Insurrection, a work of existential liberation theory rooted in lived Black experience.
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April 27 @ 11:00 am

Capital in Crisis: 2008 to 2020 and Beyond

A review of the 2008 capitalist crisis with a reading and discussion of David McNally’s Global Slump and other works.
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April 27 @ 12:00 pm

What does it Mean to be Left?

This course will discuss what it means to be Left, both in the past and in the present and will posit some thoughts for a new left formation adequate to the demands of the contemporary world.
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Wall Street Charging Bull
April 27 @ 2:00 pm

POOR PEOPLE’S WALKING TOUR OF WALL STREET

Wall Street stands above all other command centers of global capitalism, and that’s why it’s so important that people struggling from below come here to see it for themselves
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April 27 @ 2:15 pm

Freud and Philosophy: Overcoming the Self and its Aporias

This seminar will address the very ambivalent and volatile relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophical discourse
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