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.
February 15 @ 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. Event Categories: Classes, Education
February 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Educational & Political Philosophies of Malcolm X
This workshop will assess how Malcolm X’s educational practices and "glocal" political praxis influenced the Nation of Islam, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, Revolutionary Action Movement and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement from the the latter 1960s through the anti-imperialist struggles of the 1970s. Event Categories: Classes, Education
February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Political Economy of Racism
This four session seminar explores the political economy of racism with Professor Manu Karuka. We will work to denaturalize racism as something that needs to be explained, rather than accepted as a facet of social life. We will analyze race as a process and relationship internal to the capital relation itself.Event Categories: Classes, Education
February 21 @ 6:30 pm
MEDIA MATCHMAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD
New York State Poor People’s Campaign, the Kairos Center, and The People’s Forum are excited to present a workshop on MEDIA MATCHMAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD: A 3-part collaborative workshop of screening, discussions, and media work.Event Categories: Classes, Education