Psychology for Activists
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October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25- November 20, 6:30-8:30pm
It’s hard to survive in this society, both physically (with growing precarity), and as an integrated and authentic human being. It’s even more complicated when you’re trying to change the world. So we need all the tools and knowledge available! How do we integrate our understandings of how society changes and how individuals and small groups change? How do we recognize when the things getting in the way of our political effectiveness are not just the obvious obstacles but unprocessed past hurt from our own lives—for example, issues with our family of origin? How do racism, anti-Blackness, cis-hetero-patriarchy seep into our individual psychodynamics and group dynamics even as we are trying to overthrow these forms of oppression? As millions of people across the globe face displacement, war, imprisonment, the necessity of immigration—what have we learned about healing practices that can foster recovery from such large-scale historic traumas?
Juliet Ucelli is a long-time clinical social worker (in the NYC public schools and private practice), educator for union and worker programs, and teacher of Marx’s Capital with the Marxist Education Project. She writes on Eurocentrism in Marxist theory, and Marxist understandings of human development.
Please register via the Marxist Education Project here. Fees are sliding scale. No one is turned away for inability to pay.