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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, April 16
7:30 pm
Resisting and Moving Forward

While the Brecht Forum is closing its doors the project of the Brecht Forum will live on.  Please join us to reflect on the past of the Brecht, what we did, what we could have done differently, and...

Thursday, April 17
7:30 pm
Discussing Strategy
Socialist Campaign in New York?
Gloria Mattera, Dan la Botz, Eljeer Hawkins & Howie Hawkins, moderated by Matt Hoke

Building off the success of the "Socialism at the Ballot Box" and similar meetings, we continue the conversation with "Socialist Campaign in New York?"  While previous meetings focused...

Tuesday, April 22
7:00 pm
Brecht in the Burbs
Co-sponsored by Downtown Music and Variety
Jazz Liberation!
The Red Microphone

Come join The Red Microphone performing in Montclair, New Jersey.

Vibes/Percussion ••••• John Pietaro...

Tuesday, April 22
7:30 pm
Location: The New School, 66 WEST 12TH ST., RM 404
Co-sponsors: democracyatwork.info & The New School Design & Urban Ecologies Program
Global Capitalism
Monthly Economic Update
Rick Wolff

In addition to our usual short takes on major economic events of the past month, April's meeting will focus on these topics:

  1. Why the so-called “recovery” since 2010 has bypassed...
Wednesday, April 30
7:30 pm
Tales of the 1%: Noir and Capitalism
Class, Crime and International Film Noir
Dennis Broe, with Steven Wishnia

Saturday, May 3
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1-DAY WORKSHOP @ The Westbeth Community Room
Co-sponsor: Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
An Introduction to Image Theater
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

Image Theater, part of the repertory of Theater of the Oppressed, was created by the late Brazilian director and cultural activist Augusto Boal (1931-2009).

Drawing on the theories of popular education...

Monday, May 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop @ 83A Hester St, NYC
Co-sponsors: CAGE & Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
Theater of the Oppressed for Poets, Artists & Dreamers
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

"All power to the imagination!" This was the Situationist International's clarion call to the rabble rousers, insurrectionists, agitators, revolutionists and hopeful dreamers who rose up in Paris...

Thursday, May 8
7:30 pm
The Working Class Close to the Edge
Ruth Milkman & Ed Ott

Join editors Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott in a discussion based on the just released book, New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement (Cornell...

Monday, June 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WORKSHOP @ 83A Hester Street, NYC
Co-sponsors: CAGE & Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
Theater of the Oppressed for Poets, Artists & Dreamers
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

“All power to the imagination!" This was the Situationist International's clarion call to the rabble rousers, insurrectionists, agitators, revolutionists and hopeful dreamers who rose up in...

Wednesday, April 16
7:30 pm
Resisting and Moving Forward

While the Brecht Forum is closing its doors the project of the Brecht Forum will live on.  Please join us to reflect on the past of the Brecht, what we did, what we could have done differently, and...

Thursday, April 17
7:30 pm
Discussing Strategy
Socialist Campaign in New York?
Gloria Mattera, Dan la Botz, Eljeer Hawkins & Howie Hawkins, moderated by Matt Hoke

Building off the success of the "Socialism at the Ballot Box" and similar meetings, we continue the conversation with "Socialist Campaign in New York?"  While previous meetings focused...

Tuesday, April 22
7:30 pm
Location: The New School, 66 WEST 12TH ST., RM 404
Co-sponsors: democracyatwork.info & The New School Design & Urban Ecologies Program
Global Capitalism
Monthly Economic Update
Rick Wolff

In addition to our usual short takes on major economic events of the past month, April's meeting will focus on these topics:

  1. Why the so-called “recovery” since 2010 has bypassed...
Wednesday, April 30
7:30 pm
Tales of the 1%: Noir and Capitalism
Class, Crime and International Film Noir
Dennis Broe, with Steven Wishnia

Thursday, May 8
7:30 pm
The Working Class Close to the Edge
Ruth Milkman & Ed Ott

Join editors Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott in a discussion based on the just released book, New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement (Cornell...

Monday, March 17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Victor Serge, Writer & Revolutionary
The Late 1920s
Seminar with Richard Greeman

This semester follows Serge through the battles of the Left Opposition within the Russian Communist Party (including the original reports on the 1927-28 Chinese Revolution that got Serge expelled from the...

Monday, March 17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Reform or Revolution?
Part 3
Conducted by: The Brecht Forum Revolutions Study Group

Crisis in Social Democracy: 1907-1914

Escalation to World War One

Readings and discussion on how the left, right and center of European Social Democracy responded to:

• ...

Saturday, April 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Revolutionary Politics in a non-revolutionary period
Lukacs and Gramsci
Stanley Aronowitz

After the Russian Revolution and the defeat of Hungarian, German and Italian uprisings, the main stream of the revolutionary Left adopted a politics of compromise with social-democratic and liberal forces. The...

Saturday, April 5
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Perpetual Beginnings: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Politics
Michael Pelias

Saturday, April 5
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
10-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Co-Sponsored by Institute for the Radical Imagination and the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
Thinking the Crisis: From Athens to Detroit
Peter Bratsis and Bruno Gulli

Many have declared that capitalism is in crisis. Despite these declarations, capitalists are enjoying record levels of wealth and profit while the working classes are in ever more precarious and dire straits....

Tuesday, April 22
7:00 pm
Brecht in the Burbs
Co-sponsored by Downtown Music and Variety
Jazz Liberation!
The Red Microphone

Come join The Red Microphone performing in Montclair, New Jersey.

Vibes/Percussion ••••• John Pietaro...

Saturday, May 3
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1-DAY WORKSHOP @ The Westbeth Community Room
Co-sponsor: Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
An Introduction to Image Theater
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

Image Theater, part of the repertory of Theater of the Oppressed, was created by the late Brazilian director and cultural activist Augusto Boal (1931-2009).

Drawing on the theories of popular education...

Monday, May 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop @ 83A Hester St, NYC
Co-sponsors: CAGE & Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
Theater of the Oppressed for Poets, Artists & Dreamers
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

"All power to the imagination!" This was the Situationist International's clarion call to the rabble rousers, insurrectionists, agitators, revolutionists and hopeful dreamers who rose up in Paris...

Monday, June 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WORKSHOP @ 83A Hester Street, NYC
Co-sponsors: CAGE & Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory
Theater of the Oppressed for Poets, Artists & Dreamers
Facilitated by Kayhan Irani & Marie-Claire Picher

“All power to the imagination!" This was the Situationist International's clarion call to the rabble rousers, insurrectionists, agitators, revolutionists and hopeful dreamers who rose up in...

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