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 20 @ 10:00 am

Urban Justice: Adventures in Radical Urban Theory

By exploring radical urban theories, this course by Miguel Robles-Durán, aims to challenge the way in which social movements and activisms function today and questions their true capacity to engage with the dynamics and modalities of capitalism.
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October 20 @ 12:00 pm

The Frankfurt School and the paradoxical idea of progress: Thinking beyond Critical Theory

This course, taught by Stanley Aronowitz, will address the idea of progress in History through a careful and close reading of texts from Adorno and Horkheimer.
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October 20 @ 2:00 pm

Woke Kids Story-Making Workshop: Decolonization + Self Determination

The workshop's aim is to help children work collectively to create stories that empower and celebrate people of different backgrounds.
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October 20 @ 2:15 pm

Marx, Marxism and Philosophy

Through a general, yet rigorous survey, this class, taught by Michael Pelias, will examine Marx’s use of philosophical materialism in his early manuscripts as well as a critical and analytical approach to the schools of Marxist philosophy.
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October 20 @ 4:30 pm

Democracy and Marxism

This class, taught by Peter Bratsis, will examine the concept of democracy and how it has been incorporated within the Marxist tradition.
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Tompkins Square
October 21 @ 10:00 am

Lessons from the National Union of the Homeless

This one-day course is an introduction to the National Union of the Homeless (NUH) - an organization led by homeless individuals and families which was active from the mid-80’s to the early 90’s, and came to include some of the key leaders of the Tompkins Square Park encampment.
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October 23 @ 5:30 pm

Theories of Poverty

This course explores the prevailing explanations for why poverty exists today and reveals the deeply entrenched ideologies that prevent us from seeking long-term and real solutions that can end poverty.
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October 23 @ 6:00 pm

Race and Revolution in the United States

This course with Johanna Fernández explores the position that historically oppressed groups in the US have occupied in the US economy.
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