Marxism 101 Application Form (2023)

MARXISM 101 – introduction to Marxist theory and practice

Why are people still debating Karl Marx’s thought?  Why do so many social justice movements around the world draw from his work? A philosopher, economist, and activist, Karl Marx changed history. His ideas have driven some of the most momentous political struggles against capitalism, racism, and imperialism the world has ever seen. Join us to learn basics about his theories and methodologies and how they can be applied to contemporary struggles.

Center for Political Education invites you to participate in an eight-part introduction to Marxist theory and practice. With the help of guest teachers and speakers, beginners to Marxism will work together to learn about:

  • Marx’s critique of capitalism
  • core concepts including political economy, historical materialism, and anti-imperialism
  • revolutionary struggles from across the planet influenced by Marxist ideas
  • examples of local organizing through a Marxist lens

Our current political moment presents challenges that compel our movements to adopt a rigorous approach to understanding how capitalism works, what and who advances history, and how to chart a vision for a better world. Take up this challenge with Marxism 101.

The class sessions will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm (PDT)/1:00pm – 4:00pm (EDT) on the following dates:

September 23
September 30
October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11

Space in Marxism 101 will be limited. If you’re interested in participating, please take a moment to fill out an application form thoroughly by Friday, September 8, by 5pm (PDT), so we can get a sense of who you are and why you are interested in taking this class. The information you provide will help us tailor the sessions to the group’s needs. While everyone should feel free to apply for this class, preference will be given to beginners to Marxism, and members of people of color-led organizations.

Accessibility Information:
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