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Update: The future of marxist Education

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

May 15th, 2014 7:30 PM
Update: The future of marxist Education

The organizers of the meeting that was to occur on May 15th have notified the Brecht Forum that it will be postponed until a new group can be formed that reflects the full diversity of the city. For further information contact: Pam@meltingintoair.org

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Location
Brecht Forum @ The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States

We Are All Workers: Faith and Justice Work Together

Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

May 7th, 2014 7:00 PM
The Riverside Church
We Are All Workers: Faith and Justice Work Together

A major service of worship that will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at The Riverside Church. The service, entitled “Faith and Justice Walk Together”, is sponsored by The Riverside Church, NY Communities for Change, United NY.org, and Fast Food Forward. It is also supported by a broad range of faith based, community, and labor bodies.

Global Capitalism

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
The New School 66 West 12th Street Room 404 New York, NY 10011

May 6th, 2014 7:30 PM
LOCATION: THE NEW SCHOOL, 66 WEST 12TH, STREET, RM 404
Co-sponsors: democracyatwork.info & The New School Design & Urban Ecologies Program
Global Capitalism
Monthly Economic Update
Rick Wolff

These Tuesday evenings begin with updates and analyses of the last month’s major economic events. In addition to our usual short takes on major economic events of the past month, May's meeting will focus on these topics:

A brief review of Marxian economics core concepts as applied to today's capitalism. What exactly are Marxism's unique insights?

Global Capitalism: Monthly Economic Update

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
The New School — 66 West 12th Street, Room A404 — New York, NY 10011

Global Capitalism: Monthly Economic Update
Rick Wolff

Co-sponsors: democracyatwork.info & The New School Design & Urban Ecologies Program

In addition to our usual short takes on major economic events of the past month, April's meeting will focus on these topics:
* Why the so-called “recovery” since 2010 has bypassed most Americans and served/saved chiefly corporations and the rich.
* Why there has not yet been a sustained social movement to protest and change the biased policies that produce so lopsided a “recovery”

Resisting and Moving Forward

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons — 388 Atlantic Avenuen, Brooklyn, NY 11217

While the Brecht Forum is closing its doors the project of the Brecht Forum will live on. Please join us to reflect on the past of the Brecht, what we did, what we could have done differently, and what we ought to be doing in the future. The goal of this conversation is to begin the process of moving forward with the 39 year project of the Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School in a way that can be sustained in 21st century New York City.

Class, Crime and International Film Noir

Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 30th, 2014 7:30 PM
TALES OF THE 1%: NOIR AND CAPITALISM
Class, Crime and International Film Noir
Dennis Broe, with Steven Wishnia

El Salvador Elections

Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 10th, 2014 7:30 PM
El Salvador Elections
Ex-Guerilla Comandante Wins the Presidency in El Salvador
Van Gosse, Mauricio Tejada, Frankie Ochoa & Chelsea Simpson

Socialist Campaign in New York?

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 17th, 2014 7:30 PM
DISCUSSING STRATEGY
Socialist Campaign in New York?
Gloria Mattera, Dan la Botz, Howie Hawkins, moderated by Matt Hoke

Building off the success of the "Socialism at the Ballot Box" and similar meetings, we continue the conversation with "Socialist Campaign in New York?" While previous meetings focused on the theory of socialists in elections, this one will focus on concrete options.

Planet Brooklyn: Beyond Catcalls

Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 2nd, 2014 7:30 PM
Co-sponsored by Brooklyn Movement Center
Planet Brooklyn: Beyond Catcalls

Over the past 10 years, Brooklynites who have been targeted and sexualized in public spaces have worked hard to elevate street harassment as a public safety issue. More than just "catcalls" or whistles, navigating a culture of street harassment can amount to psychological warfare on a daily basis for those who present as women, LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming.

The Working Class Close to the Edge

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

May 8th, 2014 7:30 PM
The Working Class Close to the Edge
Ruth Milkman & Ed Ott
Join editors Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott in a discussion based on the just released book, New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement (Cornell University Press) on recent developments and trends for the working class in the New York City area.

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