Marxism for Organizers & Activists

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A popular education clinic where organizers will develop a foundational understanding of Marx’s theory and critique of capitalism, explore expansion and applications of Marxism by movements and revolutionaries, and reflect on how to apply Marxism to liberatory movement work today.

As wealth inequality increases sharply during a pandemic, poverty and policing become ever more severe, and fascism on the rise, many organizers recognize the need to return to foundational understandings of capitalism, exploitation, and power to better understand and respond to the current moment. In this clinic, organizers will have the chance to work through baseline Marxist concepts in community with other organizers and discuss their application in today’s conditions.

Together we will explore examples of movements and revolutions that have applied, adjusted, and expanded Marxism in their time and place and end the clinic with space to brainstorm how to apply Marxism to our practices and strategize where we might go from here.

There will be time for organizers to connect, collaborate, brainstorm, and put their understanding of Marxist theory to work in their organizing spaces. Participants will have the chance to think through problems in their current organizing spaces with a Marxist lens and support each other through applying Marxist principles to their work.


Length, Dates and Times Offered

This workshop is a 4-part series: 3 workshops and 1 interactive clinic. Each session is 2 hours long on the following dates.

Workshop #1: Workshop, Key Concepts of Marxism

November 16th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
November 16th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
November 16th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Workshop #2: Workshop, Key Concepts Deeper Dive

November 30th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
November 30th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
November 30th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Workshop #3: Workshop, Movement Examples of Marxism in Practice

December 7th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
December 7th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
December 7th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Session #4: Clinic, Taking Up Marxism in Our Movements Today

December 14th, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm PT
December 14th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT
December 14th, 2022, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET

 


By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with...

  • Foundational understanding of Marxist theory & key concepts
  • Understanding of how we got to the current stage of capitalism and how Marxist theories help us make sense of the current moment
  • Examples of how Marxist theory can be applied and used in organizing work across movements

 


This workshop is ideal for:

Organizers across movements who want a foundational understanding of Marx’s critique of capitalism as well as the additions to his original theory that have been made in the years since.. Organizers interested in strategizing together on how to apply Marxist principles to their liberatory work.


To prepare for this training:

A discord server will be provided to further discuss concepts and ideas, share resources, build relationships, and support one another in learning and applying concepts to organizing. Please expect to have materials and resources to review for each week.


Accessibility:

Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at dustin@peopleshub.org.  Requests for interpreters and captioners that are made less than 48 hours before the event typically are more difficult to meet. We will try and notify you if we cannot secure requested access. 


Issues with Registration?

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Cost:

Choose what to pay, starting at $40. The true cost of this workshop is $100/person. At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible. This sliding scale allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

When
November 16th, 2022 8:00 PM through 10:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Full Workshop Cost $300.00
80% Workshop $240.00
60% Ticket $180.00
50% Ticket $150.00
40% Ticket $120.00
30% Ticket $90.00
20% Ticket $60.00
13.3% Ticket $40.00