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March 2016

On Rebel Friendships and Affinity Groups

Mon, March 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6.00 – $15.00

Benjamin Shepard explores the way friendship infuses social movements with the social capital necessary to move bodies of ideas forward...offering a new take on the ties between friends who are connected through affinity and efforts aimed at social change.

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December 2019

Capital, Volume 2, Third Sessions

Sat, December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sun, December 15, 2019

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$50 – $90

Join us as we journey through this movement from the imaginary concrete to the abstract concrete to the real concrete. Come and challenge your way of thinking and understanding the world as it appears to you and begin to identify some of what needs to be overcome and done to bring about a better world. In Volume 2 we further our ability to de-fetishize the machinations that appear on the surface of society and their real relationship to the production of wealth and the circulation of that wealth throughout all the competing capitalist interests and the various branches of capital, and the different strata of the proletariat —prices, wages, interests, rents, dividends, rates of profit, fictitious capital—while revealing the necessity of tendential contradictions that result in episodic crisis of the system leading to periodic booms and busts!

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January 2021

Marina Sitrin on Pandemic Solidarity with Colectiva Sembrar

Sat, January 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7.00 – $25.00

Pandemic Solidarity collects first-hand experiences of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the global crisis of COVID-19. In times of crisis institutions of power are laid bare and people turn to one another. Underneath the media’s narrative of selfish individualism and runs on supermarkets, we find an opposing story of community and self-sacrifice.

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February 2021

Anitra Nelson and Vincent Liegey: Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide

Sun, February 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7.00 – $29.00

As a sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism and the Left, the degrowth movement has burst into the mainstream. As growth driven climate catastrophe looms, degrowth is a political response based on changing how we live, countering persistent growth with a demand to slow down with a reorientation around provision of basic needs for all.

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March 2021

Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality. A discussion of Volume 2 with Jeff B. Perry

Tue, March 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

In this second volume of his acclaimed biography, Jeffrey B. Perry traces the final decade of Harrison’s life, from 1918 to 1927. Perry details Harrison’s literary and political activities, foregrounding his efforts against white supremacy and for racial consciousness and unity in struggles for equality and radical social change. The book explores Harrison’s role in the militant New Negro Movement and the International Colored Unity League.

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M.A.D. Lit 101: American Fiction and the Cold War

Thu, March 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 11, 2021

$25 – $55

A reading and discussion of three substantive novels that explain the context of anti-communism as it raged in the years immediately following World War II, has continued throughout the decades since then, and remains strong throughout American culture and popular consciousness today.

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Blood and Money

Mon, March 29 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

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April 2021

Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace or King of Swords with Shane Mage

Fri, April 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

The Gospels...have absolutely no presumptive value as history. But neither are they pure fiction despite the patent absurdity of the whole Christian theology built upon them and their obviously falsified passages (especially the blood-libel of Jewish Deicide) designed to justify the inherently antisemitic nature of that Christian theology.

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October 2021

4 Month Pass Offering Through February 28, 2022

Mon, October 25 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, repeating until Sun, October 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 25, 2021

$50.00 – $200.00

The four month pass is now $50 less than it was in 2020. All events, classes and more for stated sliding scale fees until end of day, February 28, 2022

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November 2021

Six Month Pass to May 31, 2022

Mon, November 22 @ 2:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Mon, March 28, 2022

$70.00 – $250.00

We are now offering a six month pass for the prices of the previous 4 month passes. If you are paying for yourself and any additional person, you are now able to have two people attend all events, classes or film showings (post-pandemic) that The MEP offers. Any purchases between now and mid-November make these effectively passes for more than six months and well into 2022.

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