Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Marxist School Schedule
Our full schedule, September 2015 through January 2016 is shown on the Speaker Series page. Our presentations, free and open to the public, will be at the Sierra 2 Center, Room 12, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, California.
The presentations will run from 7-9pm.
Thursday, November 12
Kris Hermes - Crashing The Party: Legacies And Lessons From The RNC 2000’. Kris, a longtime activist, radical legal worker, and currently the NLG mass defense coordinator, got involved in the Republican Convention of 2000 in Philadelphia, co-founding the defendant-led R2K Legal Collective. He has written a fantastic book about the birth of the surveillance/repressive modern state and resistance to it, centered on his (and the collective) experience around that time.
Thursday, November 19
Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt – To Defend The Revolution Is To Defend Culture: The Cultural Policy Of The Cuban Revolution. Based on a four-year research project, which included five months in Havana, this book documents the approaches to culture that evolved out of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The picture that emerges is of a struggle for cultural dominance between Soviet derived approaches and a uniquely Cuban response to culture under socialism, based on the principles of Marxist humanism. Departing from popular top-down conceptions of Cuban policy-formation, this book establishes the close involvement of the Cuban people in cultural processes and the contribution of Cuba’s artists and writers to the policy and praxis of the Revolution.
December: no speaker
In January 2016 we will present a double feature of Marxist Trade Unionist Singer-songwriters.
Thursday, January 14
Robb Johnson will be coming from the UK, where he has worked with Leon Rosselson on the Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine and the No Gods No Masters tour which included the duo’s “greatest hits” plus new releases. Smart and witty, Robb is widely recognized in the UK as one of their finest (and most radical) singer-songwriters; we in the US should get acquainted with him—especially as he celebrates one of our patriots! CDs and DVDs will be available. And books, of course.
Thursday, January 21
Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore regaled us at the Marxist School on January 16, 2014 and they will be back in town two years later, for the 2016 anniversary of the Easter Uprising and to celebrate the life of James Connolly. A San Francisco native who now lives in Bern, Switzerland, Callahan, with Yvonne Moore tirelessly promotes the songs and memory of the famed Irish revolutionary Marxist, James Connolly, martyred by the British government for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916. If you neglected to pick up a copy of Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook when Mat and Yvonne were here before, this is your chance to make that right. And if you missed their appearance then, don’t let it happen again!
All events at the Marxist School of Sacramento are free and open to the public. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to pay for our room rentals, copying, and mailing costs. Donations to The Marxist School of Sacramento are tax-deductible.
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