Marxism for Activists & Organizers

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Marxism for Activists & Organizers

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A popular education clinic where organizers will develop a foundational understanding of Marx’s theory and critique of capitalism, explore expansion and applications of Marxism by movements and revolutionaries, and reflect on how to apply Marxism to liberatory movement work today.

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Dates and Times

This workshop is a 4-part series that builds on itself. Each session is 2 hours long on the following dates:

Workshop #1: Workshop, Key Concepts of Marxism

November 16th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
November 16th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
November 16th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Workshop #2: Workshop, Key Concepts Deeper Dive

November 30th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
November 30th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
November 30th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Workshop #3: Workshop, Movement Examples of Marxism in Practice

December 7th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
December 7th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
December 7th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Session #4: Clinic, Taking Up Marxism in Our Movements Today

December 14th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
December 14th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
December 14th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Program Full-Description

As wealth inequality increases sharply during a pandemic, poverty and policing become ever more severe, and fascism on the rise, many organizers recognize the need to return to foundational understandings of capitalism, exploitation, and power to better understand and respond to the current moment. In this clinic, organizers will have the chance to work through baseline Marxist concepts in community with other organizers and discuss their application in today’s conditions.

Together we will explore examples of movements and revolutions that have applied, adjusted, and expanded Marxism in their time and place and end the clinic with space to brainstorm how to apply Marxism to our practices and strategize where we might go from here.

There will be time for organizers to connect, collaborate, brainstorm, and put their understanding of Marxist theory to work in their organizing spaces. Participants will have the chance to think through problems in their current organizing spaces with a Marxist lens and support each other through applying Marxist principles to their work.

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Choose what to pay, starting at $40. The true cost of this workshop series is $300/person. At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible. This sliding scale allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!