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The People’s Forum

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320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
https://peoplesforum.org/

February 2019

Black Reconstruction

Mon, February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 29, 2019

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
$95 – $125

...the great social revolution of that momentous period following the Civil War was surely the “reconstruction” of social relations in the former slave states. In his groundbreaking study (1935), W.E.B. DuBois reveals that this social revolution was both initiated by slaves in the midst of the war and carried through by the emancipated Black population during and after the period when federal troops occupied the former Confederate states.

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Punk Crisis

Wed, February 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Ray Patton argues that punk eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on identity as conservative or progressive. Through this paradigm shift, punk unwittingly ushered in a new era of global neoliberalism.

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Pontecorvo Double Feature!

Fri, February 22 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Nine years ago the anti-bourgeois film festival began at the Brecht Forum to get to nights like this, where films as profound as The Battle of Algiers and Burn! could be viewed and then discussed, not merely consumed.

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March 2019

Capitalism Discussion with Nancy Fraser

Wed, March 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $16

... multidimensional critique of capitalism puts our present conjuncture into broader perspective, enabling diagnoses of the recent resurgence of right-wing populism and suggesting what is required of a viable Left alternative.

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