Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis
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May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until May 24, 2019
Conjunctural analysis is a powerful method to both understand and transform our present moment. 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. Gramsci sought to analyze decisive conjunctures, or historical moments when previous separate forces merge to create political and economic transformation. While Gramsci penned his observations in a fascist prison in the 1920s and 1930s, his interventions continue to have direct relevance. The course will introduce participants with the skills to conduct their own conjunctural analysis of the present moment through readings and discussions. Throughout the course, we will consider how this form of analysis is being taken up in projects of popular education and political organizations to spark people’s imagination about possible futures, and to suggest that “it is upon this terrain that the forces of opposition organize.
Claudia de la CruzClaudia is the People's Forum's Director of Culture. She was born in the South Bronx to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. She is a popular educator, community organizer and theologian. In her role as Director of Culture at The People’s Forum, Claudia is committed to contribute her experiences and skills … Read More ›
Jordan T. CampJordan T. Camp is Director of Research at the People’s Forum, Visiting Scholar in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Co-Director of the Racial Capitalism Working Group in the Center for Social Difference at Columbia University. He is the author of Incarcerating the … Read More ›