August 6 @ 6:00 pm

Marx and Capital: the Book, the Concept, the History

This course, with Professor David Harvey, will explore all three volumes of Marx's Capital.
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September 14 @ 8:00 am

Buddhist Sutta Study

During this series of Sutta Study classes with Bhante Suddhaso, a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest tradition, we'll be creating a solid foundation of understanding upon which we can build a successful meditation practice.
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September 20 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Political Education & Popular Education Pedagogy

This one-day class is about popular education - an approach to teaching and learning that connects theory, experience, and practical work for social change.
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September 22 @ 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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September 28 @ 6:00 pm

How to do a concrete analysis of context

This workshop will define and teach concepts such as structure and context, strategy and tactics, correlation of forces and hegemony, and then engage students in a limited approach to making their own analysis using those concepts.
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September 29 @ 10:00 am

Theater of the Oppressed Training

This training will teach people ways of fighting back against oppression in their daily lives. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships.
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September 30 @ 12:00 pm

Marxian Economics Intensives with Richard D. Wolff

A Marxian class analysis around four areas of inquiry: Capitalist enterprises- merchant, industrial, and financial; Households and the State; Globalization; and Socialism and Communism.
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Wall Street Charging Bull
October 3 @ 4:00 pm

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

A tour to reflect on the Wall Street Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, our history, and to who we're up against in global capitalism. It helps us to see how all of our isolated fights ultimately lead us here.
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Poor Peoples Campaign
October 9 @ 5:30 pm

The Poor People’s Campaign: 1968-2018

A 4-part series, taught by Kairos Center staff, covering the main themes of the last historic campaign of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and its contemporary revival as the Poor People’s Campaign.
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Class-Degenerate-Art
October 10 @ 6:00 pm

Degenerate Art and The State Part II: Notes of Discord

This 8-week survey will be an exploration of selected pieces of music, visual art, and films that are alternative forms of revolt that both deepens our consciousness and inspires resistance
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October 13 @ 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 13 @ 12:00 pm

Community Control of Modern Technology: A conversation with Sister Elaine Brown

Join TechActivist.Org for a conversation with Guest Speaker Sister Elaine Brown as we discuss the inclusion of technology in the liberation movement.
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October 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 3:00 pm

The Rise of Amazon and How to Resist

Join us as we explain Amazon's rise and discuss wealth accumulation and brainstorm working class responses to our present economic conditions.
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October 13 @ 4:00 pm

Fall: A Season of Self-Preservation by Love Light & Poetry

In this workshop with Rabih Ahmed, participants will define self-preservation and affirm it through the creation of original poetic works. Through interactive writing exercises they will begin to hone into their life’s purposes.
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October 13 @ 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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October 14 @ 12:00 pm

Marxian Economics Intensives with Richard D. Wolff

A Marxian class analysis around four areas of inquiry: Capitalist enterprises- merchant, industrial, and financial; Households and the State; Globalization; and Socialism and Communism.
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October 16 @ 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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October 16 @ 6:30 pm

Introduction to Marxism for Women Only

How did the oppression of women, and the division of societies into people who work and others who exploit them, originate and develop historically? Everyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.
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October 17 @ 5:30 pm

Beginner Spanish for Social Movements (Evening Sessions)

Through weekly social justice themes, and using a communicative and integrated skills approach, participants will improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing of Spanish.
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October 18 @ 6:00 pm

Who are the Poor and Why are we Poor? Who are the Rich and Why are they Rich?

This one-day course uses popular education methodologies to take a critical look at common explanations for poverty and inequality, and the ways those concepts are usually defined and talked about.
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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 28 @ 10:00 am

Introduction to the U.S. South

This seminar is an overview of the historical and contemporary significance of the U.S. South. Areas of focus will include the abolitionist movement, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Southern labor struggles of the Depression era, and the "Long Civil Rights Movement" of the 1940's-60's.
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October 28 @ 12:00 pm

Theater of the Oppressed Training

This training will teach people ways of fighting back against oppression in their daily lives. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships.
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Wall Street Charging Bull
November 4 @ 2:00 pm

Poor People's Walking Tour of Wall Street

A tour to reflect on the Wall Street Bull, the New York Stock Exchange, our history, and to who we're up against in global capitalism. It helps us to see how all of our isolated fights ultimately lead us here.
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November 6 @ 5:30 pm

Liberation Theology

The course will examine some of the principles behind liberation theology as it has emerged in historical struggles of the poor, including Latin American Liberation Theology, Black Liberation Theology, as well as in the context of non-Christian contexts.
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November 6 @ 6:00 pm

How to do a concrete analysis (November series)

The workshop will define and teach concepts such as structure and context, strategy and tactics, correlation of forces and hegemony, and then engage students in a limited approach to making their own analysis using those concepts.
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November 7 @ 7:00 pm

Peacefully Together: Sutta Study Workshop

During this series of workshops, we will closely examine the Buddha's teachings on communal harmony as preserved in the Pāli Suttas (the oldest extant collection of his words), and discuss how we can adapt and apply them to contemporary circumstances. 
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November 15 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Political Education & Popular Education Pedagogy

This one-day class is about popular education - an approach to teaching and learning that connects theory, experience, and practical work for social change.
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November 27 @ 5:30 pm

Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor

Taught by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, this three-part course will reclaim the radical teachings of the Bible around poverty, wealth and power that have been lost to many of our movements.
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November 29 @ 6:00 pm

Read Between The Lines: A Nutrition Survival Guide

Join us as we explain how to break down food labels, examine neighborhood demographics and their relationship to available options, and how to be prepared in a society that benefits from our sickness.
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December 1 @ 12:00 pm

Theater of the Oppressed Training

This training will teach people ways of fighting back against oppression in their daily lives. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships.
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December 5 @ 6:00 pm

Economics of surveillance

This workshop is one of a four-part series titled “The Franchise” which aims to explore the political and economic foundation sustaining the arch of the criminal justice system, and the role of community surveillance in this process.
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December 7 @ 6:30 pm

Who Profits When We Get Sick?

We all need healthcare, and less and less of us can afford it. This class will introduce the economics and politics of health and healthcare, take a critical look at the “solutions” to the healthcare crisis, and put forward the visions and strategies of grassroots groups organizing for their human right to healthy lives and to the care we need, when we need it.
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