We need your support
When you register for a class or event, your ticket fees cover online hosting services, the MEP website, and email communications. “Supporting” or “sustaining” registrations enable us to offer free admission to low-income participants.
A tax-deductible gift to the MEPG will enable us to continue to provide quality political education based on anti-capitalist traditions. Now that we have incorporated as the nonprofit Movement Education Programs Group, your donations are tax-deductible: we will provide a receipt for your records.
In addition to such operational expenses, we need to raise additional funds in 2024 to
- Expand and diversify our programming;
- Offer occasional in-person events and classes, which involve venue rentals;
- Upgrade our website to provide a smoother registration process; and
- Hire a part-time administrative assistant.
For almost fifty years, activists, organizers, students, and scholars have relied on the steady programming of the MEP and our predecessor organizations to ground their understanding, deepen their commitment, and advance their work. We began with a unique movement-based approach to teaching Marx’s Capital and other classic writings. Over the years we have expanded to cover a range of theoretical, political, historical, and literary topics of practical and strategic importance to new generations in the movement. We provide this education at low cost to those who can afford it, and at no cost to those who cannot.
In 2022 we reached a crossroads. Forced by the pandemic to abruptly adapt to an online format, we had begun to breathe more easily and strategize about what comes next. Sadly, we suddenly faced the loss of Michael Lardner–a deep operational, leadership, and spiritual loss. Looking ahead to a new future, Michael had started us on the path to incorporating as a 501c3 nonprofit. The initial core volunteer team Michael had assembled has now completed that transition.
You may now make tax-deductible donations to support our work, one-time or monthly. Your support will improve our scheduling and organizing of events. It will also enable us to operate more strategically. We recognize our need to expand our outreach to new generations of organizers and organizations. We need to ensure we reach new authors and leaders. And your support will enable us to more flexibly program in association with publishers, other political education initiatives, and front-line organizations.
Please continue to register for our classes and to purchase annual passes to sample and dive deep into all of our programs. Your generous donation of any amount to accompany that registration will help us to continue to change and evolve alongside the movement itself. We will communicate further from time to time as we progress toward the priorities we have set.
The MEPG Board
Steve Backman ● Lisa Maya Knauer ● Fred Murphy ● David Worley
Movement Education Project Group, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217