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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/

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

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 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 24, 2019

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 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

Songs in the Key of Resistance

Songs in the Key of Resistance is a community song and chant share hosted by the NYC Poor People's Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival and The People's Forum. This is a space to develop relationships and strengthen our community through song.
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February 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mental Health First Aid Training with Dr. Shirley Leyro

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This 8 hour course will help you: identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses & how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
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February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Black Reconstruction

Some have called the U.S. Civil War the “second American revolution” or the completion of the first American revolution. Others claim that the war of independence and Civil War were not revolutions, but had tremendous revolutionary potential. We will read W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2007) in whole, and for more recent research, the middle part of Steven Hahn’s A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South (Harvard University Press, 2003).
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February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 7, 2019

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 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

The History of Jazz/Music of the Black Holocaust

$30 – $50
This is a survey of great Black music that came out of the Black Holocaust of slavery, racism, and terror. This course uplifts by examining the amazing art form of Jazz its contribution and creation of many other genres of
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February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 20, 2019

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

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 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Global Punk Rock Revolution

The first global narrative of punk, Punk Crisis examines how transnational punk movements challenged the global order of the Cold War, blurring the boundaries between East and West, North and South, communism and capitalism through performances of creative dissent.
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February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Race and Revolution

This free public event is organized by the students of Professor Johanna Fernández’s Race and Revolution in the United States class which met this past Fall at The People’s Forum.
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February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 24, 2019 at 10:00am

2 Day Theater of the Oppressed Training

$60 – $120 24 tickets left
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 - 6:00 pm

My Purpose: Love. Light & _________

$10.00
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 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 2, 2019

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 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 26, 2019 at 7:00pm

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 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 5:30pm

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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Empire's Tracks
February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Palestinian Liberation & Orthodox Jewish Solidarity: A Teach-In

Join  THE RABBIS’ INTIFADA  to celebrate their documentary film-in-progress and the long history of Jewish resistance to Israeli occupation and violence.
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March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

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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