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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, April 30
7:30 pm
Tales of the 1%: Noir and Capitalism
Class, Crime & International Film Noir
Dennis Broe with Steven Wishnia

In the decade between the Popular Front and the Communist Purge (1938-48), lower budget, seedy crime films not only in the US, but also in Europe and Asia, collectively called film noir, were perhaps the most...

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...

Tuesday, May 6
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

These Tuesday evenings begin with updates and analyses of the last month’s major economic events. We focus on the global capitalist economic crisis, government responses, and the growing challenges to...

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 30
7:30 pm
Tales of the 1%: Noir and Capitalism
Class, Crime & International Film Noir
Dennis Broe with Steven Wishnia

In the decade between the Popular Front and the Communist Purge (1938-48), lower budget, seedy crime films not only in the US, but also in Europe and Asia, collectively called film noir, were perhaps the most...

Tuesday, May 6
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

These Tuesday evenings begin with updates and analyses of the last month’s major economic events. We focus on the global capitalist economic crisis, government responses, and the growing challenges to...

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...

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....

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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