Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Frustrated by mindless chit-chat and endless pen pals? Tired of awkward online first ‘dates’?

Come to meet community singles, ages 35-50 at our speed dating event at the lovely Commons Café, where you’ll have time to mingle first and then personally introduce yourself…for a brief five minutes. Admission is Free to first 12 women who register, $16 thereafter.

After the event, you’ll receive an email with contact info for your mutual matches.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am

"What if the solutions to a thriving, equitable world were right in front of us - and we just needed to change our perspective to see them? Join award-winning author and facilitator Adam Brock as we apply the ecological design framework of permaculture to catalyze our existing work as activists, healers and entrepreneurs. In this half-day workshop based around Adam’s brand-new book "Change Here Now", we'll uncover age-old practices, apply ecological insights, and learn to take a design approach to help our movements thrive. This workshop is appropriate for both self-identified permaculturalists and those who have never heard the term - all are welcome!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 pm  --  Zodiac Saxophone Ensemble

Charles Waters - alto sax, Lee Odom - clarinet and alto sax, Claire Daly - baritone sax

8 pm  -- The Music Now Unit

Ras Moshe Burnett - reeds,   Larry Roland,  Charles Downs - drums,    Dave Ross - guitar,  John Pietaro - percussion

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
What kind of extremism? Religious? Political? Social? Cultural? Economic? Or all of the above?
How can we fight back?
 
Speaker: Dr. Partha Banerjee:, Human Rights Activist, Immigrant Rights Organizer, Labor Educator
Free admission.
Wheelchair accessible

 

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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,...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

10 Session Class

Capital is the indispensable sourcebook on Marx’s method for analyzing the economy, politics and struggles. Many of us have less time to study it because, as Marx predicted, we have to work longer hours— and often more than one job—in order to survive. Fortunately, even a basic familiarity with the key concepts of Volume I offers many tools for understanding capitalism’s dynamics. With current conditions, we’ve been offering this highlights approach, breaking down key concepts and sections:

• use value, value and surplus value;
• why capitalism has needed conquest, enslavement and...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Seven Week Overview

Few historical events have been as widely misrepresented as the Russian Revolution of November, 1917 (called the "October Revolution", according to the old Russian calendar). Especially since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, defenders of the capitalist order, including respectable academic scholars, have attempted to portray it as a coup d’état by a small minority of revolutionary zealots, bent on imposing an authoritarian regime. These falsehoods have the aim of discrediting not only this revolution and its leaders, but the idea of revolution in general. The Revolutions Study Group—which has recently ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

10 Session Class

During this term we will begin with Aimé Césaire’s cultural statement from the 30s, issued from the Caribbean to all those colonized by the capitalist powers, primarily of Europe. Following our discourse on his groundbreaking discourse we will consider three novels on the colonized Caribbean, long engaged in revolutionary struggle with just as long gains towards liberation and the centuries long experiences of counter-revolution, and the consequences of compromise and collaboration with former colonizers and the colossus US that treats the Caribbean like a backyard swimming pool and those of the islands, whether...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

Special Event

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. Jason W. Moore presents a new book authored with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.

Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Moore and Patel demonstrate that throughout the history of capitalism, crises have always prompted fresh efforts...