I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and grow in CPE’s classes this year. CPE has played a major role in expanding my political consciousness over the last year. Black Reconstruction and Marxism 101 have given me foundational historical and theoretical knowledge that I have brought to personal conversations and more explicit movement work. They have also sharpened my analytical skills and ability to identify oppressive systems/structures as they manifest in my everyday life.
I came to CPE to better contextualize, process, and respond to the world I’m experiencing today. Both groups struck an ideal balance between high-level academic analyses and discussion, and tangible, applied strategy. I was reminded constantly why studying history and theory is necessary to organize, build people power, and transform systems.