Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tonight we will celebrate and discuss this important new book by Marjorie Silver. The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics (PISLAP) grew out of the 1996 Summit of Ethics and Meaning organized by Rabbi Michael Lerner. PISLAP promotes non-adversarial, more relational and healing approaches to resolving conflicts, ordering legal affairs, and achieving justice. These processes and ways of practicing law and generating justice are informed by an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all beings. These approaches are in contrast to the United States’ legal system’s individualistic, rights-based, conceptions of law and justice. While the work of some PISLAP participants is rooted in traditional religious principles, the work of others is grounded in a secular humanistic...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
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                                    Acts of Defiance<br />

Our screening and discussion in April about the Oka resistance in 1990 provoked much thought about lessons learned for the present. This month we will screen another feature-length documentary recounting those events, called Acts of Defiance. The film focuses on the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, in Quebec, but also reflects on the relationship between Canada and its First Nations at a particular time in history....

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Fixers Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and aggressive asset recovery. Bring in any item that isn't working, is broken, needs mending or repair and together we will attempt to restore it so that it functions again.

2nd Floor in the Conference Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

12 Week Series

Hard-boiled fiction and noir confirm capitalism’s violence with glaring facts, subtle twists of mind and plenty of broken bones and lives in between. Verbal sparring, physical clashes, between corrupt cops and the world-weary detectives, the calm façade smiling at the world concealing a maniacal murder machine, when distilled in a fast-paced pulp fiction or poetically narrated in a noir satisfy some of our needs to explain the violent social disorder thrown at us large and small by the contours of life lived by dictates of capital. These summer fictions we will read and discuss give voice to some of what we...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 8:30am

Make Better is a Brooklyn-based summer day camp dedicated to sustainability. Through investigative play and exploration, the Make Better program utilizes design+project based learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art+Design, and Mathematics) to addresses sustainability issues such as energy, climate, food security, healthcare and more.

Week 1: How it Grows, July 10-14
Week 2: Everything is Energy, July 17 – 21

• Full day program starting from 8.30am till 4pm (ask about our late pickup)
• Extended late-pickup: We’ve partnered with Mathnasium, two doors down from our location, to offer customized math tutoring services from 4pm - 7pm, Mon-Thu.
• Discounts for multiple signups if you sign up with friends and family.
• Don’t have time...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

6 Session Class

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of contending classes.” —Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

For 150 years, Karl Marx’s Das Kapital has fascinated, frustrated and or confounded readers. It is most often read...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

2 session class

A Two-session class

Origins & Theory: The Women’s Liberation Movement is rooted in the Black-led Southern Civil Rights Movement and most of its theory pioneers, white and Black, were full-time workers in that movement.  They also drew from Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex.  As the Black Freedom movement turned to Black Power, feminists took theory from Black Power and applied it to their newborn movement.  We'll read original sources from both the Black-led and majority-white branches of women's liberation. 

The Power of History: This class will analyze what made...

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

150 Years of Das Kapital

It is often said that Capital, Volume I is concerned with the enfoldment of the capital form, with many dialectical twists and turns, but not with revolution. However, such a picture severs Marx the revolutionary from Marx the social theorist. In fact, Capital I can be connected to five different notions of revolution: (1) a working class uprising that rises as a form of revolutionary negation of the centralized productive apparatus of modern industrial capitalism, but posed at a high level of abstraction; (2) four other notions of revolution that connect a class uprising to race, ethnicity,...