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The People’s Forum

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320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
347-695-1095 https://peoplesforum.org/

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Psychology for Activists

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?
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October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North

Join The Peoples Forum and the editors and contributors of the anthology The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside of the South for a two-day investigation into the system of institutionalized racism created by Northern Jim Crow.
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October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

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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October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Marx and Engels: Political and Historical Works, Part 1

Beginners are welcome, and even long-time Marxists may learn a thing or two and be surprised by some of what they discover in these all-too-seldom read works.
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October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2019

Makibaka: Fighting back in Pilipino

Together, we will explore what it means to learn about a language of a nation forged in the flames of an anti-colonial revolution and continues to develop as a people in an ongoing national-democratic struggle.
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October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

ROMPE EL MIEDO/INTRO TO THREAT MODELING

Una serie de consejos para enfrentar riesgos en grupos activistas-- This workshop will touch on both online and offline security concerns, and show you how to make a plan to protect yourself whether you are an activist, journalist or concerned citizen
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October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Keepers of the Culture: The Activism of Librarians and Archivists

Activism may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of libraries and archives, but the work of librarians and archivists is inherently political.
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October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marx’s Capital, volume one (3)

This course will be a careful reading of the final third of Marx’s great economic analysis and critique of capitalism, Capital, volume one. This will be the third of three consecutive courses (Spring, Summer, Fall 2019) in which we will carefully read and discuss the entire work.
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October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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ARABIC CULTURE CLUB: CONVERSATIONAL INTERMEDIATE

Conversational Intermediate reviews topics covered in Arabic 1 & 2 courses. Covers grammar review and text editing; focus is on developing conversational skills, as well as analyzing and critically engaging with various colloquial Arabic cultural productions.
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October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FILM SCREENING: THE BAD SLEEP WELL (JAPAN)

Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American noir to chilling effect in exposing corrupt boardrooms of postwar Japan.
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October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Program Presents: HOME

HOME is a theater piece created by people who have to tell you something about this human experience.
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October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS 1

Level 1 covers the basics of reading, writing and grammar; focus is on pronunciation and oral fluency; explores topics of identity, healing of language-based trauma, and overcoming affective barriers to Spanish learning.
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October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Capital, Volume 2, Second Sessions

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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October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Disability Justice

This workshop, hosted by Survived and Punished, will explore the past and present nexus between racism, classism, ableism, and structural inequity, focusing in particular on multiply-marginalized people.
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October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS 2

Level 2 reviews topics covered in Spanish 1 course. Expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on colloquial Spanish and differences among varieties; explores the use of inclusive, gender-neutral and anti-racist language.
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October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Who Gives the Giver?

Through the works of Khalil Gibran and Rosamond King, we will journey through the processes of becoming a giver and examining the moments in which giving transitions from pleasure to exhaustion.
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October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS 3

Level 3 reviews topics covered in Spanish 1 & 2 courses. Covers grammar review and text editing; focus is on short story writing and reading fiction by Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean women; hands-on practice on community interpreting and translation as a work skill
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October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Agenda Report’s 13th Anniversary: An Evening of information and Inspiration for Liberation, and a Tribute to Co-founder Bruce Dixon

Join Black Agenda Report for their 13th Anniversary.
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October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Book Launch: Recipes for Survival

Maria Thereza Alves is an artist known for her life-long engagement with peoples and their specific communities, lands, and colonial histories. Recipes for Survival is centered on her father’s community in the backlands of Parana in Brazil.
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October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ARABIC CULTURE CLUB: HIGH BEGINNER

High Beginner reviews topics covered in Arabic 1 course. Expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on colloquial Arabic and differences among varieties through critically engaging with various Arabic-speaking pop culture.
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October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Open Program: Open Rehearsals

Join us and create a story. The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one on one on selected texts, songs and acting fragments.
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October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

MIDDLE EASTERN LOVE SONGS, CHORUS, & DRUMMING CLASSES

In this program you will learn how to sing Middle Eastern Love Songs in Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Azeri languages.
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October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Launch: Melancholia Africana: The Indispensable Overcoming of the Black Condition

At this event, Etoke will read from and speak about her newly translated work while Lewis R. Gordon, who authored its new foreword, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne will address the continued relevance of its searching diagnoses.
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November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jesus Led a Poor People’s Campaign: Sermons from the Movement to End Poverty

This new collection of sermons features religious and community leaders committed to the unity and organization of the poor for a powerful social movement to end poverty. Join six of the book's authors for an inspiring conversation about the spirit of justice.
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November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rising Blades: A Poetry Series with a Twist

"Rising Blades" is a gathering of revolutionaries, in art and action. We will showcase creative storytellers and community organizers, for an active audience who will have a chance to participate in the proceedings through an initial open-mic, and town hall Q&A in the end.
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November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Curso de Inglés Para la Autodefensa y la Autodeterminación/ English for Self-Defense and Self-Determination

Este curso comunitario del inglés usa un enfoque comunicativo y elementos de educación popular para desarrollar las habilidades bilingües de nuestra comunidad con el fin de resistir la opresión.
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November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RIGHT TO WATER: A CONVENING

Our dispensable right to water is under attack. Join us as we hear from frontline community members and experts from Michigan, South Carolina, New Jersey and Washington D.C.
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November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Somos Más ما بیشتر هستیم  我们不只是  We Are More: A NYC tour inspired by our stories

A performance: In a dystopian nation where people are forced to assimilate, six immigrants unite in secret to spark a joyful revolution. 
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November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Talk: Green Strategy with Marc Brodine

Addressing the fundamental problems of our time by linking environmental issues to other struggles, Green Strategy argues that allied social and political movements can transform our politics, our economy and protect our species.
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November 19 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until November 23, 2019

UN/DO PHOTOGRAPHY

This workshop is for those looking to build a stronger epistemological, structural and creative platform for the design and development of socially engaged and critically conscious visual media and documentary projects.
November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

In Occupying Schools, Occupying Land, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states, and the federal government to implement their educational program in public schools and universities, affecting hundreds of thousands of students
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November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Book Launch: Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor  narrates this dramatic transformation in housing policy, its financial ramifications, and its influence on African Americans. She reveals that federal policy transformed the urban core into a new frontier of cynical extraction disguised as investment.
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December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marx and Engels, The Civil War in the U.S. with Andrew Zimmerman

A complete revision of the 1937 edition of the Civil War writings of Marx and Engels, this volume incorporates new texts by Marx and Engels, as well as by US authors including Communist Union Army officer Joseph Weydemeyer and African American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
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