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The Politics of Immigration

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

From Jamestown to DACA, there has been a near constant tension within American political life between an understanding of the Republic as a transformative ‘nation of immigrants’ and more ethno-nationalist notions of White Christian dominion. On the one hand, immigration has been crucial to the growth of American capitalism and democracy and yet,...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea
601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

Monday Mar 19th, 7pm

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Introduction to Political Economy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

This course is intended as a critical introduction to political economy. Students will evaluate these questions by reading selected writings from major figures in the field. We begin with extracts from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, introducing such complex notions as the labor theory of value, the benefits of free trade, productivity,...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

History Series: Politics & Rebellion-Civil War Causes

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

The Civil War was America's central historical event. It was a clash of civilizations between the North and the South, which still divides our nation today.  We will look into the roots of the war since it is a complex history which every American should have real knowledge of to understand today's headlines.  Suggested Readings: ...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 7:30pm

Performance & Protest in Public Art

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work.  Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas...

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

America and You: A Historical Relationship (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. From the 1950’s to the present, the United States has gone through radical transformations. We will use texts, music, and...

$225

10 sessions

Sunday Mar 4th, 1pm

Pondering Politics: Ageism and Elder Abuse (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. This course will explore the ways in which we have all been subjected to ageism, and how ageist behaviors are exhibited in both...

$225

10 sessions

Sunday Mar 4th, 11am

Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Complete Course Title: Grant Hamilton, Where The Blame Lies Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital, Humanity The United States calls itself a nation of immigrants. And yet, the story of American immigration and its meaning for the American project are considerably more complicated. On the one hand, immigration has been crucial to the growth...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

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The American Moment: Victory, Dominance and Decline

at Think Olio - Gowanus
574 President St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This Olio looks at United States culture, politics and economics from the end of World War II to the present moment. The United States came out of WWII as a burgeoning hyper-power but the structures that helped the United States become dominant, ultimately fell in, initiating the political and economic crisis of the past 40 years.  We'll include...

Monday Mar 12th, 7:30pm

Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Join us for a coffee-fueled Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that aims to both expand the historical records of feminist activism on Wikipedia and combat the gender gap in its editing -- less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women.  Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm to help create and refine Wikipedia pages associated with the women activists...

Free

Sunday Mar 25th, 3pm

John Milton: Paradise Lost

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What, if anything, should paradise mean to us right now? Paradise Lost, John Milton’s seventeenth-century epic of the Fall, which begins with “man’s first disobedience,” constitutes a heroic attempt to “justify the ways of God to men.”  A poem that shifts from rebel angels waging war in heaven to the pageantry of hell to Adam...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 6:30pm

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

New Materialisms

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

This four-week course will provide an introduction to recent work traveling under the moniker “new materialism.” In contrast to Marxian and ancient materialisms,”new materialisms” draw on the lineages of feminist science studies, post-humanist theory, and process philosophy. Over the past decade, theory has shifted its focus from problems...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

Thucydides: War and Civilization

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
167 Bowery , New York, New York 10002

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the disastrous, 27-year war between Athens and Sparta. The Peloponnesian War brought to an end both democracy in Athens and the traditional Spartan aristocracy. Also destroyed was the classical idea of the city-state itself, with its attendant conceptions of citizenship and civic life....

$315

4 sessions

The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm:Screening & Conversation

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

In a whirlwind of historic firsts, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and, in 1972, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States.  Join us for a screening of the Peabody Award winning documentary, Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed (2004,...

$20
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