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Classes

Thinking the Crisis: From Athens to Detroit

Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 5th, 2014 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Thinking the Crisis: From Athens to Detroit
Peter Bratsis and Bruno Gulli

Revolutionary Politics in a non-revolutionary period

Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 5th, 2014 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Revolutionary Politics in a non-revolutionary period
Lukacs and Gramsci
Stanley Aronowitz

Perpetual Beginnings: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Politics

Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

April 5th, 2014 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Perpetual Beginnings: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Politics
Michael Pelias

Reform or Revolution?

Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

March 17th, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Reform or Revolution?
Part 3
Conducted by: The Brecht Forum Revolutions Study Group
Crisis in Social Democracy: 1907-1914

Escalation to World War One

Readings and discussion on how the left, right and center of European Social Democracy responded to:

• The growth of militarism in the major European powers

• The growth of colonialism and imperialist competition for colonies

• The rise of struggles of oppressed nations

Victor Serge, Writer and Revolutionary

Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

March 17th, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
12-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Victor Serge, Writer & Revolutionary
The Late 1920s
Seminar with Richard Greeman

Radical Vision: Radical Writers Salon

Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

March 11th, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
5-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Radical Vision: Radical Writers Salon
Malik Stan Reaves

Since time immemorial, storytellers have raised tales of people's struggles, victories, and tragedies. Fiction writers and dramatists inspire heroism by reminding us how we live history and change it. They imagine worlds that spring forth from the unresolved conflicts of their time. Who can forget the impact of reading and seeing the works of radical visionaries that make the possible and necessary come to life on the page or the stage?

Dialectics of Nature

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

February 5th, 2014 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
8-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Dialectics of Nature
A Reading of Engels’ classic against the background of 21st century science
Alex Steinberg

In this series we will be reading Frederick Engel’s classic “Dialectics of Nature” in light of the history of philosophy and the development of science down to contemporary times.

We will look at Engels discussion of the fundamental forces of nature: matter, time, space and motion and how they fit into the history of philosophy from Anaximander, to Democritus to Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz and Hegel.

Hegel's Philosophy of Nature

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

February 7th, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
12-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Hegel's Philosophy of Nature
Russell Dale

Hegel's philosophy has had a great influence on much of what has happened in the world since his time (1770 – 1831) and is crucial to understanding much of modern social thought and philosophy as well as to understanding Marxism and the socialist tradition in its varied aspects.

Black Liberation Theory: Insurgent Philosophy & the Black Radical Legacy

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

February 6th, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
12-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Black Liberation Theory: Insurgent Philosophy & the Black Radical Legacy
A. Shahid Stover

Introduction to Poetry for Social Activists

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Brecht Forum @ The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

February 4th, 2014 7:30 PM
5-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Introduction to Poetry for Social Activists
A Workshop for the Aspiring Writer
Steve Bloom
Have you ever felt an inner poet is lurking, somewhere? The assumption of this workshop is that every human being has one. Come and explore. Discussion topics include:

What is poetry?
What is political poetry?
Introduction to poetic technique,
Introduction to poetic forms, and
The art of revision.

Each session will also include time to discuss poems written and shared by participants.

Sliding scale: $55 - $75

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