Ciara Taylor is a popular educator, grassroots organizer and artist. In her position as Membership Manager with The People’s Forum, Ciara is committed to nurturing a community rooted in working class values of justice, love, and dignity for everyone through art and political education.

She first became politically active in high school in opposition to the Iraq War and has continued organizing around issues pertaining to militarism, mass incarceration, poverty, and the protection of the most vulnerable in our society. In 2012, Ciara co-founded the Dream Defenders, a Florida-based youth organization that emerged after the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

Cali born. Florida raised. Making New York City home. Living in so many different neighborhoods has taught Ciara the importance of community and power that an environment can have in shaping the way you relate with yourself and the World.

Past Classes with Ciara Taylor

April 4, 2019 @ 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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March 27, 2019 @ 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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who are the poor?
March 7, 2019 @ 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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February 7, 2019 @ 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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