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Celebrate the Life of Michael Lardner

Sun, October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Michael Lardner

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Michael Lardner, longtime organizer with the Marxist Education Project, died on July 21, 2022, following a brief but valiant struggle with an aggressive cancer.

Michael was a long-time activist, starting as an organizer with the United Farm Workers in his early 20s, eventually working as a typesetter for Win magazine, published by the War Resisters League, where he honed his skills in type, graphic design, and printing.

Throughout his life he believed in the importance of studying history, politics, philosophy, economics, the visual arts and music, and relished conversation and discussion with many friends, new and old, who joined him at classes and events, over dinner and drinks, and during the last few years using the Internet to never cease exchanging ideas with his many friends and comrades.

Michael remained committed to promoting non-sectarian progressive educational opportunities through his involvement with the New York Marxist School, The Brecht Forum, and the Marxist Education Project. He loved literature, always finding beauty and an expansive understanding in the language, type styling, graphic design, and of course a good book cover!

Living in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey for over 45 years, Michael never stopped loving his home state of Michigan, Port Huron where he grew up, and his hometown Detroit sports teams. He traveled around the world, making lasting friendships. He communicated his passion and commitments with grace, humor, and intense interest in the world around him.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution in Michael’s memory, Alana, Nora, and Dan (Michael’s partner and children) suggest the Marxist Education Project, Brooklyn Animal Action, NARAL, or an organization of your choice.


Sun, October 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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