Applying Marxist principles to an analysis of our Ban the Box organizing campaign was challenging, but even preparing for the panel led to important insights. Presentations by other panelists were revelatory, and even as a 1-class participant, I learned a lot from a very engaged and lively discussion. I deeply appreciate CPE’s modern-day approach to these studies, placing Marxism squarely in our current reality and encouraging us to transform it in order to solve immediate organizing problems. So many activists coming together with such deep purpose, to study and formulate a common analysis — my experience with the Marxism 101 class was very humbling and inspiring! THANK YOU for the opportunity to work with CPE and THANK YOU for providing these programs for our community.