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

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Building Momentum: the Rise of Left Politics in Europe

Join us for a special discussion with Ash Sarkar and Paul Mason and Danièle Obono on the resurgence of New Left politics in Europe, the challenges the left faces from right-wing populism, and the parallels with the United States.
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September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

GLOBAL RADICALISM: SOLIDARITY, INTERNATIONALISM, AND FEMINIST FUTURES

Conversations between scholar-activists and organizers unearth hidden legacies of internationalist movements and reveal the potentials of decolonized feminist futures. With Mary Helen Washington and Vijay Prashad.
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September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China

Join us for a presentation of stories and interviews from Chinese factory workers. Motivated by a profound commitment to build international ties among workers, Fan Shigang will elucidate Chinese working-class struggles.
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September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Land, Housing, Dignity: S’bu Zikode on South Africa’s Shack Dwellers’ Movement

S'bu Zikode's remarks will share insights from Abahlali’s living politic regarding the forces that perpetuate impoverishment, structural violence and impunity and will seek to draw some connections with the struggles of the poor and marginalized in the US and around the world.
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October 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Resist and Decolonize through Culture

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A conversation with artists Frank Waln, Tanaya Winder, & Mahina Movement around the role of culture in the work to decolonize and in building a radical imagination for the future. 
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October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

TODAVIA CANTAMOS! Celebrating Revolutionary New Song

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Join us in celebrating the revolutionary legacy of “La Nueva Canción” (New Song) Movement with special performances by Mochi Parra.
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October 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Raising Funds for Ramona Africa’s Healthcare

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Let's help Ramona Africa, MOVE’s Minister of Communications, fight for her life. She's battling to survive, and is being denied the urgent healthcare that she needs.
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October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Black in the Holy Land Presentation

Marc Lamont Hill and Nancy Mansour present a closer look at the diverse Black communities within the Holy Land including Sudanese/Eritrean refugees, Black Palestinian refugees, Afro Palestinians and more.
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November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

¡Solidaridad y liberación! / Solidarity and Liberation

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A presentation of the cultural solidarity and mutual aid organizing of AgitArte, a year after hurricane María with Sugeily Rodríguez Lebrón and Jorge Díaz Ortiz.
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November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Hell’s Kitchen Dance Party: Day of the Dead

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Come enjoy Hell’s Kitchen Dance Party, serving good vibes and dope beats with our resident DJ Kay Kay 47 and invited women DJs from the different boroughs of NYC.
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November 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Viva Puerto Rico Libre! Se Acabaron Las Promesas

A presentation and discussion on the current socio-economic and political reality of Puerto Rico with Se Acabaron las Promesas.
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November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Performing Arts Mosaic’s Open Stage

Everybody can take the stage and share a five-minute piece — similar to an open mic but open to any art form. Come to share your art, or just enjoy the show!
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November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Worker Writers Assembly: Fall 2018

The Worker Writers School hosts our “Worker Writers School Assembly.” Join in a series of public conversations with Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Marina Sitrin, Sawako Nakayasu, and others.
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November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

El Salvador’s Water: Not for Sale! El Agua No Se Vende!

Come hear about her experience on the frontlines of the fight to save water in El Salvador and find out what you can do!
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November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening with Political Cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh

The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre invite you to meet Mohammad Sabaaneh, renowned Palestinian political cartoonist.
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November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Citywide Vendor’s Market

The People’s Market features local artists, creatives and makers. Come learn, share experiences and build community!
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November 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Marielle Franco + Berta Caceres, Presente! One-Day Summit on Gender and State Violence

Commemorating  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we present a one-day summit to address issues related to gender and state violence.
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November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fascism in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Reflections on today’s Strongmen

New York release of OR Books edition of Strongmen: Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, Trump, Modi. Speakers include Eve Ensler, Ninotchka Rosca, Lara Vapnyar, and Vijay Prashad.
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November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

World under Siege: Building a Global People’s Movement

Panel discussion from leaders tied to struggles in the Philippines, Palestine, Brazil, and Puerto Rico on what it means to build an anti-imperialist and anti-fascist movement today.
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December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

World’s AIDS Day: Poverty and the Struggle to Access Health Care

In commemoration of World’s AIDS Day, we want to look at the pandemic of AIDS and its impact on poor communities. It is a fact that HIV/AIDS like illness such as heart disease, diabetes, and others are disproportionately impacting marginalized and poor communities.
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December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Rhythms of Resistance

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Join us as we dance to rhythms from the global south and celebrate solidarity, resistance and movement. Open mic welcoming mc’s, singers, and poets to showcase our people’s artistic expressions; Featuring Mahina Movement, Mother Tongue, DJ Aguapanela Mami, Yesenia and A Very Special Guest from Chile Grupo Kalfu
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December 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Power of the Healthcare Wedge: Medicare For All and Working Class Consciousness

With Jenny Brown, Mark Dudzic and Christie Offenbacher. What are the principal opportunities and threats facing the Medicare for All movement at this time? How does our understanding of these opportunities and threats inform our work in our unions, communities and in society at large to help us realize our organizing priorities towards broadening this movement?
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December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free Lula Day on the International Human Rights Day

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December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Will Be Heard: A Performance Event

Will Be Heard gathers voices of all ages, races, genders and magnifies their stories, poetry, dance, art and music to inquire together about our historical and social reality.
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January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution

In Dread Poetry and Freedom — the first book dedicated to the work of 'political poet par excellence' Linton Kwesi Johnson - David Austin explores the themes of poetry, political consciousness and social transformation through the prism of Johnson's work.
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January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness

In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of Black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their Black brothers and sisters. For the first time since 1968, David Austin brings alive the speeches and debates of the most important international gathering of Black radicals of the era.
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February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The “Southernization” of America: What Progressives Can Learn from the US South

This panel of academics who both live and work in the South will help activists, organizers, and concerned citizens better understand the struggles and triumphs of the region. With Keri Leigh Merritt will open with a talk focused on economics. Hilary Green will then discuss education, Bob Hutton will concentrate on labor and unionization, and Booker Mattison will talk about the importance of the arts in the South.
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February 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Anti-Capitalist Love Punk Show

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Join us in collaboration with Hydro Punk for an all Femme Punk show featuring Bruja Luna, Ratas en Zelo and DJ Aguapanela Mami.
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February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Experience Magazine: RISE

The Experience Magazine celebrates her rebirth & rebranding heading into its next era with the release of the 2-Part Winter 2018-2019 Issue. This will be 1st new publication in over a year.
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February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado on the Rise of the Far Right in Brazil

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, a regular Intercept Brasil contributor, will discuss the rise of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his far-right political party.
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March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

End of the Weak MC Challenge and Open Mic

EODub (End Of the Weak) brings the MC Challenge to The People's Forum and the winner of this season will be given the opportunity to compete in the Mc Challenge World Finals held this fall at one of End of the Weak's international locations!
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March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our History is the Future with Nick Estes

Join us in the launch of Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.
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March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Battle of Ideas: Political Warfare in Venezuela

Join us on March 7 for a panel and discussion with analysts and activists who will share a historical, socio-political and economic analysis of the current situation in Venezuela, with the aim of deepening our understanding of this most recent manifestation of U.S. imperialism.
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March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Poverty and Prison with Chris “Champ” Napier

 In his debut book, Napier narrates his experiences surviving a childhood of poverty in Prichard, Alabama, serving more than a decade and a half in the corrupt prison system, and navigating the discrimination faced by former inmates once released.
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March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beulah Sanders Way: Organizing for Welfare Rights

This celebration of Beulah Sander's way of organizing will lift up the genius of this national hero and draw lessons for organizing the poor against the crises we face today.
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March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How a Vision Sparked a Movement: The Great March of Return with Ahmed Abu Artema, interviewed by Amy Goodman

In an extremely rare opportunity to hear directly from a leader in Gaza, Ahmed Abu Artema will share his experience with the Great March of Return, his views on the future of grassroots organizing in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace.
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March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Marielle Franco – The Legacy of a Powerful Woman: Panel Discussion

On March 16, we are honored to celebrate the power of women and to tell the story of the Brazilian sociologist, activist and politician Marielle Franco - murdered in 2018 - and of other amazing women who fight for Human Rights. An all-day event will discuss Marielle’s political path and impact as a black woman who grew up in a favela and had to overcome oppression, discrimination and to defy all odds in order to become one of the most powerful female leaders of her generation.
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March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Drawing on hundreds of interviews in Palestine and Israel, Ross’s engrossing, surprising, and gracefully written story of this fascinating ancient trade shows how the stones of Palestine, and Palestinian labour, have been used to build out the state of Israel -- even while the industry is central to Palestinians’ own efforts to erect bulwarks against the Occupation.
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April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Book Launch: American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

Join us for the launch of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: a People’s History of Fake News, From the Revolutionary War to the War On Terror. Speakers include Danny Haiphong, Ajamu Baraka, and Glen Ford, moderated by Brittany Friedman.
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April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Beyond Identity: Political Work Showcase

Join us as we celebrate and debut our scholar-activists’ and their political work alongside senior scholar activist’s Chandra Talpade Mohanty , Linda E. Carty, and Quintan Ana Wikswo.
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April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fuera Yankis! Santo Domingo, 1965: La revolución dominicana y sus múltiples interpretaciones

A panel discussion rescuing the historical memory of the Dominican people with the objective of challenging and dismantling the historical revisionism in regards to the “April Revolution” and its heroes. In addition, through studying the “April Revolution” we will be able to understand the current conjuncture of North American imperialism in Latin America.
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May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Silence of Others

Joins us in a conversation with Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar ahead of the release of their award-winning documentary The Silence of Others (2018). A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.
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May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nakba Film Screening: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe”

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. 
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May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

RAIZ UP! HIP HOP SHOWCASE + OPEN MIC

Our monthly open mic and showcase welcomes emcee’s, singers, dancers, poets, and all other artists! Join us as we celebrate resistance, movement and art.
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July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Talk: How America Became Capitalist

An epic history of the formation of American capitalism, focusing on gender, race and empire. A presentation and discussion with author James Parisot
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September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Standing with Standing Rock with Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon – Book Launch

Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as “lessons learned” but as essential guideposts for activism.
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September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NUESTRO OFICIO: LOCAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FROM VENEZUELA

A photo exhibit that presents the perspectives of seven Venezuelan photographers who walk the streets and photograph working class life at a time when Venezuela is defined by outside forces without the consent of its people who suffer under the effects of sanctions.
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October 19 @ 12:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Holding the Future Hostage: A Conference on Hybrid Wars, Sanctions, and Solidarity

A Conference on Hybrid Wars, Sanctions, and Solidarity to explore the waging of hybrid wars in dialogue with the historians, journalists, critical theorists, and antiwar activists who are actively documenting and confronting them.
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October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Halloween Raiz Up!

Put on your best costume and join us for a night of terrific performances! We’ll have food and snacks!
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