Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:00pm

The Brooklyn-based ensemble of accomplished Arab, Turkish, Iranian, classical, bluegrass, and jazz musicians announce their nomadic journey in the heart of the borough. Interpreting Middle Eastern folk music through cultural and musical backgrounds as diverse as Brooklyn itself, the Nomads put a contemporary spin on a traditional Arabic repertoire from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, as well music from Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan and beyond. Brass and wind, string and vocals, tap and percussion– Brooklyn Nomads create a transcendent mix of voices, rich instrumentation and innovative composition.

The rich ecosystem...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

11-12 Week Class

Of 20th-century revolutions, the upheaval in China that culminated in the declaration in 1949 of the People’s Republic was arguably just as significant as the Russian Revolution of 1917. We begin with the Chinese Revolution in 1930, after the nationalist party led by Chiang Kai Shek turned on the mass movement, slaughtered militant workers and peasants, and declared war on Communists. The Communist Party regrouped in remote rural areas and reoriented its activity from urban industrial working class to organizing a peasant rebellion from these rural bases. This led to a prolonged civil war, interrupted by a Japanese...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

The film tells the story of how a little-known Vatican documents of the fifteenth century resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization. This led to law systems in the United States and Canada and elsewhere in the world that are still being used against Original Nations and Peoples to this day.

The Supreme Court's distinction between “Christian people” and heathens” in Johnson v M’Intosh (1823) is still  treated as valid law for the United States in 2015.

Cristobal Colon (Columbus) and other colonizers laid claim to the lands of original nations on the basis of the idea that Christians had a biblical right to discover and dominate non-Christian lands. This doctrine of ancient Christendom, supported by papal edicts, continues to serve as the...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

10 Session Class

There has been much talk in recent years about the “financialization” of capitalism and the increasingly dominant and totally destructive role of money and finance. But what exactly is “financialization” and is this something truly new for capitalism or simply the latest manifestation of a phenomenon and process that has earlier historical roots and is basic and fundamental to the way that capitalism functions? And, what is the role of money and finance in 21st century capitalism?

To understand “financialization” and the pronounced instability of the world economy since the 1970s, This reading group will...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm


350 holds its monthly meetings at Brooklyn Commons on the second Thursday of each month. We are an affiliate of the international organization, which is devoted to halting the production of greenhouse gasses and promoting a just transition to a green economy. The Brooklyn chapter focuses on local actions we can take to address the climate crisis. We are an energized bunch, active on numerous fronts, and always in need of more folks to pitch in.

All are welcome! Please join us.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

1968 Series

How the Black Movement in Harlem, Student Afro-American Society and Students for a Democratic Society took on the Columbia ruling class representatives, Mayor Lindsay, The New York Times and the New York Police Department and Won.

Eric Mann, Director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, Veteran of the Congress of Racial Equality, Newark Community Union Project, Students for a Democratic Society, the Columbia University Struggle and the United Auto Workers, author of Playbook for Progressives: The 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

In Conversation with

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Five Week Special

William Styron’s historical novel The Confessions of Nat Turner won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968. The novel made the world conscious of the slave revolt in Virginia led by Turner in 1831. Styron was a white writer from Virginia. In response to the success of Styron’s novel, an anthology of African-American criticism was published by Beacon Press, featuring the work of 10 different critics. But other African-American writers praised Styron for his work, most notably James Baldwin, who predicted that the history of the rebellion would continue to be written for years to come. That has remained the case to this...