Classes and Discussions
Fall 2014 (second and fourth Tuesdays)
Our classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the SMUD Customer Service Center (the "new building" closest to 65th St.), 6301 “S” St. 7-9pm
This is on S Street just west of 65th. Handicapped parking in front of the building. Plenty of additional parking immediately across S Street. The 65th Street light rail station is just on the other side of 65th.
You must sign in with the Security Guard before going to the discussion. The guard can direct you to whatever room we are in for the evening. (They have it under “Marxist School.”)
This fall we are continuing the lecture series by Professor David Harvey, “Reading Marx’s Capital, Volume 2.” David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous books. Dr. Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital for over 40 years. You can also view his lectures on his website. There are also printed compilations of his lectures, A Companion to Marx’s Capital published by Verso in 2010. and A Companion to Marx’s Capital Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.
Format: Dr. Harvey's lectures are each about two hours long, including some Q&A. We show half the lecture in each of our sessions, having our own discussion after each. In the schedule below we have provided links to the lecture online, in case you want to watch in advance. Dr. Harvey means his lectures to be an accompaniment to reading Marx's Capital, so we have also provided links to the appropriate chapters. However, if you haven't read the chapters of Capital in advance, come anyway—perhaps you'll be inspired to try it. The Harvey lectures are based on the Penguin Classics edition of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.
The Tuesday October 14 lecture was canceled due to a series of unfortunate events. So everything is pushed down one session. Here is the updated schedule:
Tuesday, November 25, 7-9pm Video: David Harvey Presents Capital, Class 8, Part 2 (Vol 2, Chapters 12-14).
Tuesday, December 23 -- No class. We're sorry we can't give you a holiday from capitalism (permanently!), but we hope you enjoy your holiday from Capital! See you in 2015!
And then in 2015, there will be another change: because of remodeling, the SMUD conference rooms will not be available next year. So we are shifting the former Tuesday operations to the Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95820. Please watch for details. We can't reserve rooms too far in advance but so far we have the second and third Tuesdays for January, February and March:
January 13 (second)
January 20 (third)
February 10 (second)
February 17 (third)
March 10 (second)
March 17 (third)
(Please email us if you have trouble accessing any of the discussion materials.)
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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