August 6, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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October 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Wall Street Charging Bull
November 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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December 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Kairos Center Evaluation Class

This session has been canceled . This session is for students, who participated in the Kairos Center's fall series of classes to share thoughts and reflections on how the classes went and areas for improvement. 
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February 5 @ 6:00 pm

Reading Marx's Capital Volume 1 with David Harvey

A close reading of the text of Volume I of Marx’s Capital with Professor David Harvey. This semester-long class meets on Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm beginning on February 5th. Registration is now closed.
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February 5 @ 7:00 pm

Spoken Word Classes with Ameresoul

A three-day class that will take participants into the political, personal and powerful journey of creating original performance poetry pieces. This class will help students discover and mold their own poetic voice and stage presence.
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February 6 @ 5:30 pm

Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

This course will look at three different passages from the Bible and consider their history, economics, politics and morality. We will also relate the key messages from those passages to the moment we are in today.
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February 6 @ 5:30 pm

Spanish Language for Social Movements (High Beginner)

February 6th, 2019 - April 5th, 2019 Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30pm-8:00pm (5hrs./week; 45 hrs.) The Center for Language Justice and the People’s Forum are offering high beginner-level Spanish to folks who have already completed a semester-long beginner course.
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February 6 @ 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.
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February 7 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Popular and Political Education

If we’re serious about transforming our society, then we need to be serious about educating ourselves and our communities, and to equip ourselves with the knowledge we need to really build power.
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February 8 @ 6:00 pm

The “Southernization” of America: What Progressives Can Learn from the US South

This panel of academics who both live and work in the South will help activists, organizers, and concerned citizens better understand the struggles and triumphs of the region. With Keri Leigh Merritt will open with a talk focused on economics. Hilary Green will then discuss education, Bob Hutton will concentrate on labor and unionization, and Booker Mattison will talk about the importance of the arts in the South.
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February 13 @ 5:30 pm

Religions and Social Movements

This course will investigate the relationship between social movements and religious traditions. Religions have been both oppressive forces and forces of liberation in the history of human struggle and these tensions have been critical to the development and sustaining of social movements around the world.
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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.
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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.
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February 21 @ 6:00 pm

"Unheralded Heroines": Examining the Women Mentors and Comrades in the Life of Malcolm X

Malcolm X’s life and career as influenced by the women who taught, supported and admired his trajectory from his very humble beginnings as a wayward teen to his international prominence as freedom fighter for human rights and dignity of Black and all oppressed peoples throughout the world.
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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.
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February 23 @ 10:00 am

2 Day Theater of the Oppressed Training

In this 2-day workshop we will explore the technique of FORUM THEATER over two days. Participants will learn the basic skills needed to create, perform and lead the Forum Theater format for use in their respective communities. We will explore our bodies as a tool of representing feelings, ideas, and relationships and explore collective solutions to everyday problems.
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February 23 @ 3:00 pm

My Purpose: Love. Light & _________

LOVE. LIGHT & POETRY seeks to propel individuals to hone into their purposes and sacred paths. This workshop will cultivate a conversation between one’s life purpose and their legacy.
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February 23 @ 6:00 pm

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado on the Rise of the Far Right in Brazil

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, a regular Intercept Brasil contributor, will discuss the rise of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his far-right political party.
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February 24 @ 10:00 am

Spanish Language for Social Movements (True Beginner)

Sundays, February 24th, 2019 - June 2nd, 2019 10:00pm-1:00pm (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 Spanish.
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February 26 @ 6:00 pm

Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation

Farm School NYC, Cornell Cooperative Extension Urban Agriculture Program and Cornell Small Farms Program are partnering on this six-week course that explores the ethnography and social justice aspects of growing mushrooms and trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, and economics of farm scale indoor commercial production.
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Empire's Tracks
February 27 @ 6:30 pm

Empire's Tracks Book Launch

Manu Karuka's new book Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (University of California Press, 2019) boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path
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March 6 @ 5:30 pm

Gramsci, Culture, and Hegemony

This two-part seminar will explore key concepts developed by revolutionary leader Antonio Gramsci that address how social groups gain, expand, and maintain their power to lead.
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March 6 @ 6:30 pm

Our History is the Future with Nick Estes

Join us in the launch of Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.
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March 7 @ 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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March 7 @ 6:00 pm

Who are the Poor and Why are they Poor?

This three-session course (March 7, 14, 21) 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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March 9 @ 1:00 pm

Entrando en terreno común – Resolución de conflictos para líderes cooperativos.

Cuando se alienta a lxs miembrxs de la cooperativa a presentarse con honestidad y franqueza, lxs líderes cooperativos comprometidos pueden reunir opiniones divergentes y experiencias diversas para enfrentar el desacuerdo de manera constructiva.
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March 9 @ 1:00 pm

Getting on Common Ground – Conflict Resolution for Cooperative Leaders

When co-op members are encouraged to show up with honesty and directness, engaged co-op leaders can bring together divergent opinions and diverse experiences to deal with disagreement constructively.
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March 9 @ 2:00 pm

Beulah Sanders Way: Organizing for Welfare Rights

This celebration of Beulah Sander's way of organizing will lift up the genius of this national hero and draw lessons for organizing the poor against the crises we face today.
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March 10 @ 4:00 pm

Jazz and Self Determination

Join musician and scholar Ras Moshe for a three session course examining the historical parallels between Jazz and socio-political engagement.
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March 13 @ 6:30 pm

Beyond Intellectuals: The role of cultural workers in building a people's movement

A conversation with Fezokuhle Mthonti a journalist, author, cultural critic, organizer and organic intellectual from South Africa. She writes about culture for New Frame, and is committed to writing from a feminist perspective.
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March 18 @ 6:30 pm

Resisting Occupation: A Teach-in on Kashmir

During this teach-in, the instructors will present a brief historical overview of the Kashmir issue, and discuss the contemporary context of state violence and repression and youth resistance.
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March 21 @ 6:30 pm

A Call to Negro Women: A (Little Known) Black Feminist Manifesto -- A Discussion Circle

Join Mariame Kaba during Women's History Month for a discussion about the Sojourners and their "Call to Negro Women."
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March 21 @ 6:30 pm

MEDIA MAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD: SESSION 2

The centerpiece of this 2nd session is a sneak preview screening of the 30-minute documentary film Empire State Rumblings. We will have the filmmakers and some activists involved in this organizing present for discussion after the film. The focus will be on how the filmmakers and activists collaborated around the project.
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March 23 @ 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
March 23 @ 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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March 23 @ 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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March 24 @ 4:00 pm

Film Screening: The Vieques Struggle

This special, 3-part film screening will present a series of documentaries that show the historical background of the Vieques case, so that we can understand, accompany and learn from the Vieques struggle.
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March 27 @ 5:30 pm

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

This 3-part series will cover the following 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: A National Call for Moral Revival
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March 27 @ 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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March 29 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Khoon diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail)

Opening out the real and the human against the abstract and the brutal, the film seeks to confront advocates of amnesia in Kashmir as well as in other conflict zones.
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March 30 @ 1:00 pm

Revolutionary Lawyering

This course will examine the role of the legal system as an historically-evolved mechanism and codification of the capitalist system, as well as a “relief valve” that functions to contain the social justice movement, especially the struggles of the dispossessed. This course will also consider the part that can be played by legal practitioners in revolutionary societal transformation.
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March 30 @ 3:00 pm

Do I Have a Future Here? A Discussion on Economic Migration with DIEM25

Join us for an interactive educational session discussing personal migration stories and clearing up political confusions. Let’s connect the dots and analyze individual worries and troubles in the context of the larger systemic and social issues.
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March 30 @ 4:30 pm

The Age of Anxiety

This six week course will explore this age of anxiety and its fetishization of the self. The course will be structured around Konstantinos Tsoukalas’ recent book Age of Anxiety and will also include readings from W.H. Auden, Leonard Cohen, Michael Sandel, Maurizio Lazzarato, and Erich Fromm.
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March 31 @ 10:00 am

The Poor Organizing the Poor: Lessons from the National Union of the Homeless

The course will cover the context for the rise of the National Union of the Homeless, the history of the movement, lessons from its successes and failures, and the organizing approach it helped to define
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March 31 @ 10:00 am

Uses of Marxist Critical Concepts for Everyday Life

This four hour seminar, taught by Richard D. Wolff, will summarize and apply the critical and analytical power of basic Marxist economics to today's dominant economic theories and their accompanying ideologies.
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April 3 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust is an introductory course that seeks to explore intersections of “jazz” music, historical perspectives of the African diaspora and their role and impact on contemporary society. Students will be introduced to basic jazz rhythms, melodies, harmonies, jazz culture, fashion and development through multi-media that includes videos, films and recordings. Open to the public.
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April 4 @ 6:00 pm

Intro to Concrete Analysis

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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April 4 @ 7:00 pm

Red State Revolt: The Power of Strikes, from West Virginia to LA

Please join us for the launch of Eric Blanc's Red State Revolt (forthcoming from Verso) with a discussion featuring Eric, Jane McAlevey, and Emily Comer
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April 6 @ 6:30 pm

THE FIGHT TO FREE LULA AND REGAIN DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL: A TEACH IN

Join activists who will explain Lula’s case, the rise of the far-right in Brazil and how to join the fight to free Lula and regain democracy in Brazil.
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April 11 @ 6:30 pm

Book Launch: American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

Join us for the launch of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: a People’s History of Fake News, From the Revolutionary War to the War On Terror. Speakers include Danny Haiphong, Ajamu Baraka, and Glen Ford, moderated by Brittany Friedman.
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April 11 @ 6:30 pm

¡VAMOS A HABLAR QUECHUA!

Este curso es para principiantes y el objetivo es acercarnos a formas alternativas de entender nuestras relaciones con el mundo natural, el tiempo y el espacio. Está abierto a participantes de todas las edades. Este curso será instruido en Español.
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April 13 @ 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 15 @ 6:00 pm

Empire and Economics: The Long History of Debt-Cancelation from Antiquity to Today

Join Dr. Michael Hudson, New Testament Scholar Dr. Aliou Niang and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Biblical Scholar and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, for a discussion on the history of debt and what it means for our context today. Moderated by Shailly Gupta Barnes and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice.
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April 17 @ 6:30 pm

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Join us for the launch of Paul Ortiz's new book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States; a recasting of American history which explores the power of the people to organize and triumph over corrupt institutions.
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April 21 @ 10:00 am

The Ambiguities of the “Personal is the Political and the Political is the Personal”

This one-day course will explore how structural changes in US capitalism since the 1970s have transformed North Americans’ intimate life: our sexuality, relationships, marriages, families, and job expectations.
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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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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 29 @ 6:30 pm

Revolution in the Air: A Book Talk and Discussion

Join us for a book talk with author Max Elbaum on the re-release of his book, Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che.  Max will joined for a discussion by leader and scholar Willie Baptist. 
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May 1 @ 5:30 pm

Theories of Poverty

Drawing on religious and cultural references, news media, and other sources, we will examine the deeply entrenched ideologies that keep society at large from recognizing the breadth and depth of poverty and, therefore, prevent us from seeking long-term and real solutions that can end poverty.
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May 2 @ 6:30 pm

Building a global movement for human rights and social justice: confronting systems of dispossession, exploitation and oppression

If our current economic and political systems are failing to realize human rights, where do we look for alternatives?
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May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Book Launch: Militant Education with Sonia Vaz Borges

Join us for the Launch of Sónia Vaz Borges’s new book, "Militant Education, liberation struggle and consciousness. The PAIGC education in Guinea Bissau 1963-1978."  Sónia will be joined for a discussion with Craig Wilson.
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May 7 @ 6:00 pm

Race and Revolution in the United States

This course explores the position that historically oppressed groups in the US — Puerto Ricans and Native, African, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican Americans have occupied in the US economy. We outline the Materialist/Marxist analysis of race ideology and how if differs from other interpretations. We also analyze the theoretical and political contributions that radicals of color in the US have made to the fight for human liberation.
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May 8 @ 6:00 pm

Arabic Language for Social Movements (True Beginner) *New Course!

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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May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Reading the Almanac of the Dead

This will be an immersive reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "The Almanac of the Dead." This course will explore what might we learn from "The Almanac of the Dead" about capitalist production and its relationship to the Indigenous situation in the Americas.
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May 11 @ 11:00 am

Capital, Volume 2 with the Capital Studies Group

Volume I of Capital is just the beginning of unraveling the underlying laws of capitalist development. After solving the form that the production of wealth takes within a society where generalized commodity production prevails under the domination of capital, Marx takes on the next big question.
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May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Teach-In on the Ongoing Nakba in Palestine

Join us as we commemorate seventy-one years since the Nakba - the loss of the Palestinian homeland and the expulsion of some 750,000 Palestinians during Israel’s establishment - with a teach-in at The People's Forum
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May 17 @ 6:30 pm

Joint Book Launch with Barbara Foley and Margaret Stevens

Please join us for a discussion and reception as we celebrate the launch of two groundbreaking works by mother and daughter scholars and authors Barbara Foley and Margaret Stevens.
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May 22 @ 5:30 pm

Theologies of Liberation

In this three-part course we will explore some of the key theological concepts at the core of this tradition and examine some of the historical and contemporary social struggles that generate and sustain a liberatory vision of God.
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May 22 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis

This three-part seminar led by Dr. Jordan T. Camp and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz considers the role of conjunctural analysis in political and social movements. It will explore the development of this method by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci.
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May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Spell Reel

A collective film assembled by Filipa César. On the verge of complete ruination, the footage testifies to the birth of Guinean cinema as part of the decolonising vision of Amílcar Cabral, the liberation leader assassinated in 1973.
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Wall Street Charging Bull
May 25 @ 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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May 28 @ 5:30 pm

Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

This course will look at three different passages from the Bible and consider their history, economics, politics and morality. We will also relate the key messages from those passages to the moment we are in today.
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May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Mulheres de Axé / Axé Women

In this documentary, the Axé Women talk about their struggles to maintain their community’s African roots, bringing to light the matriarchal foundations of Candomblé and, consequently, a significant part of how Brazilian culture was built.
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June 2 @ 4:00 pm

Jazz and Self Determination: Session 2

Join musician and scholar Ras Moshe for a panel and performance followed by a two session course examining the historical parallels between Jazz and socio-political engagement.
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June 3 @ 7:00 pm

Racial Boundaries: The Origin and Consequences of the Color Line in the USA

Join the Revolutions Study Group for this 4-week course. Our four-week reading sources will be: Theodore W. Allen, "Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race," first published 1975, and W.E.B Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, 1903.
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June 5 @ 6:30 pm

(PART ONE) From Civil Rights to “We are an African People!”: SNCC and the Black Student Movement, 1960-1972

This workshop will assess how SNCC as the vanguard of the national Black/Student movement evolved from non-direct non-violence to develop a Black Nationalist & internationalist organizational mission in the midst of the shifting objectives of the overall Black Freedom Struggle of the early to mid 1960s.
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June 6 @ 6:30 pm

(PART TWO) From Civil Rights to “We are an African People!”: SNCC and the Black Student Movement, 1960-1972

This workshop investigates the effects of the Black Power movement and SNCC’s radicalization on the national and international anti-colonial & imperialist student/youth led mobilizations of the mid 1960s to the early 1970s.
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June 10 @ 6:30 pm

MEDIA MAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD: SESSION 3

This is the 3rd in a series of workshops on the relationship between media and movement building. This 3rd session will feature the screening of short works by workshop participants
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June 11 @ 6:30 pm

ENGINEERED CONFLICT: SCHOOL CLOSINGS, PUBLIC HOUSING, LAW ENFORCEMENT

A lecture by Dr. David Stovall. This lecture seeks to help us understand the current connection between school closings, destruction of public housing and law enforcement strategies as a form of intentional state-sanctioned violence.
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June 12 @ 5:30 pm

RIGHT NOT TO BE POOR

This class draws on the fundamental concepts of human rights, including the history of struggles for human rights, to construct the idea of a right to not be poor in a time of plenty.
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