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Marxist Education Project
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MEP Programs 

The Marxist Education Project (MEP) operates a unique radical adult education center with roots dating back forty-five years. Our classes, book release events, and panel discussions explore the roots of oppression and give voice to resistance and liberation. After years of in-person programs, we went online in 2020 at the advent of Covid. Our programs provide deep background on issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and climate. We do this by teaching, reading literature together, and opening up lively, respectful debate.

We have offered close to 2000 individual events and class sessions since reorganizing in …. Mostly we serve a US and Canadian-based audience, and we have participants from throughout the world. Our formats range from classes with assigned readings and discussion questions to reading aloud together in the traditional working-class self-education manner to guest speaker talks and panel presentations with discussion.

As our name suggests, we define ourselves as a “Project” and not as a political organization–though it’s been a long, ongoing project. We see our purpose as Education, though education to support organizers, theorists,  and teachers in the struggles they identify with. And we embrace Marxism as our framework, though it’s a Marxism enriched by the full range of liberation struggles since Marx.

Try us out on a class or reading group that interests you, then become part of our community, volunteer to teach, facilitate or organize events that fit and interest you.

Marxist Education Project
Collage posters by Michael Lardner

About the MEP 

The Marxist Education Project is a program of the Movement Education Project Group, Inc., (MEPG) which is registered in the state of New York as a private, nonprofit company and with the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)3.

The Marxist Education Project is managed by an Executive Committee responsible to the Board of Directors of MEPG.

The current members of the Executive Committee are David Worley (president), Fred Murphy (vice president), Lisa Maya Knauer, and Steve Backman

Marxist Education Project
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217-3651

You may contact us by email or on Facebook

Marxist Education Project
Collage posters by Michael Lardner

MEP’s legal standing, and financial support

The Marxist Education Project is a program of the Movement Education Project Group, Inc., (MEPG) which is registered as a private, nonprofit company in the State of New York. (Tax exemption under provisions of U.S. tax code 501.3c is pending.)

MEP is entirely independent of any other organization, party, publisher, or academic institution, and we welcome transparent interactions with people and organizations of goodwill for the advancement of common values.

While our main expenses now cover publicity, outreach, and communication with our community, we need your support for our plans for the coming period. We anticipate returning to in-person or hybrid events. We also want to respect the type of work involved in our programming. We would prefer to pay someone who needs the work and experience for operational support or as paid interns. We very much need to have the flexibility to selectively offer stipends to speakers and organizers which will help us diversify our programming.

We very much appreciate everyone who has purchased open passes to our events. This helps our budgeting and we also know you become avid participants in our events and classes. We will begin to transition this option to which will enable us to offer more consisten communication with this part of ou community.

We remain committed to the policy of turning away no one. We believe in it and it is also part of the legacy left us by Michael Lardner. All events have a free ticket tier. Our ability to do this in turn depends on the generosity, loyalty and commitment of those of us able to become supporters and sustainers.

We thank everyone who takes part in our events.

Marxist Education Project
Collage posters by Michael Lardner

MEP Privacy Policy 

The Marxist Education Project (MEP) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of New York. In order to conduct its educational activities, the MEP may request on enrollment forms and maintain on file some limited personal contact information. The MEP does not sell, trade, or otherwise share personal contact information with any outside party.

By registering for any course, one-time event, multi-session pass, or other MEP program, you grant the MEP and the instructor or moderator of the program permission to contact you with information relevant to that program. By registering, you also authorize the MEP to contact you from time to time with information about other MEP programs as well as general news about MEP activities.

You also agree not to contact or cause others to contact MEP instructors and moderators or other participants outside of the specific program or event activities without their permission. Complaints made to the MEP about unsolicited contact may result in your removal from MEP programs.

You may at any time opt out of further contact with the MEP (and/or any instructor or moderator) by sending an email to requesting that the MEP remove your name from our contact lists. Please allow up to five (5) business days for us to remove your contact information.

The MEP routinely records all of its programs and events. These recordings are the property of the MEP, and may not be copied or modified without the MEP’s express permission.

In the case of multi-session courses of study, as a convenience to registered participants, MEP instructors or moderators may share the recordings of individual class sessions with the registered participants for purposes of review. These recordings are never posted for public viewing. You agree not to share these recordings with anyone outside the registered participants. Violation of this agreement may result in your removal from MEP programs.

In the case of public events such as one-off lectures, panel discussions, and book talks, the MEP reserves the right to post edited recordings on public media sites such as YouTube or Vimeo and on the MEP’s social media pages. If you choose to appear on video and/or offer spoken questions or comments, you grant the MEP permission for your interaction to appear in the posted recording.