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Thomas Paine & the Roots of American Progressivism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio

Who exactly was Thomas Paine, and why is someone like Andrew Yang talking about him? That isn’t just a rhetorical question for the sake of drawing in the audience. From the moment he reached revolutionary celebrity status in 1776 after the publication of Common Sense—the influential pamphlet that almost single-handedly inspired the American Declaration...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm

In Search of a Great Society: America in the 1960's

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Between November 1962, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American politics since the New Deal. Amid bitterly divided forces—from religious groups and civil rights activists to labor unions and the media and, most notably, the...

Tuesday Apr 28th, 7pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$60

2 sessions

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Imagining the Indiv: Theology, Capitalism, Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: Imagining the Individual: Theology, Capitalism, Politics Individualism is a sacrosanct pillar of American society. Though frequently invoked to support positions associated with contemporary conservative politics—from “school choice” to opposition to universal healthcare and the embrace of private enterprise—individualism...

Tuesday May 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Modern Monetary Theory and the Public Purse

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

But How Are We Going To Pay For it? Modern Monetary Theory and the Public Purse Amidst panic over our preparedness in response to public health crises such as Covid-19, private debt accumulation, and the urgency of the climate emergency, our nation faces pressing questions about the role of policy and government in the 21st century. The Green New...

Friday Apr 10th, 7pm - 8:15pm

Political Circus

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Elections are complicated and complex and make us both excited and stressed out. Lucky for us, political scientists have been studying pretty much every aspect of how they work for a long time. In this series, you’ll learn the biggest ideas and most important concepts that actually help us better understand the madness.  You’ll learn things...

Monday Apr 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to Intersectionality

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - West Village 208 West 13th Street #210, New York, New York 10011

Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw, forcefully challenges the idea that gender is the primary factor organizing women’s lives. Drawing on black feminist and critical legal theory, Crenshaw maintains that the experience of being a woman must be understood through the interrelation of race and gender. In other words, she proposes...

Tuesday Apr 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Golden Age of Hollywood

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Remember when stars were bigger than life? When names like Astaire, Kelly, Ball, Hope, Cagney, and Peck virtually assured the best in entertainment excellence? This course will focus on the Golden Age of Hollywood and the heyday of the studio system, from about 1920-1960. In each session participants will re-examine the brilliance and work of dozens...

Tuesday May 5th, 10:30am - 12pm

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What is Fascism? Economy, Society, and State

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

The word “fascism” is used frequently to describe intensely militaristic, racist, xenophobic, or repressive politics. Almost as often, fascism is used as a shorthand for a form of “totalitarian” government—where “jack-booted thugs” from “the state” control social, economic, and political life. With the rise of a dizzying array of...

Monday Apr 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Legal Literacy 101: Courts

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This class will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Please take a few minutes to download the Zoom desktop/mobile app ahead of time at zoom.us. The meeting link will be sent the day before class. This class will give you an overview of the court systems in the United States, including what kinds of cases go to what kinds of courts, and how a case...

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$11

Dance, Dance, Revolution: A Political Intro to Dance

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenpoint 106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution”—so, supposedly, said Emma Goldman. What is the connection between dancing and politics? Can dance, whether choreographed ballet, break dancing, or a spontaneous party, make a statement about society—or even, somehow, challenge it?  In this course, we’ll explore the nature...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Beyond Eros: the Philosophy and Politics of Love

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

German Idealism was one of the most fruitful, prolific and influential periods in the history of western philosophy, the rival of Athens in the 4th century BC. Driven by a group of young intellectuals—philosophers, theologians, poets—inspired by both the political revolution in France and the philosophical revolution of Kant’s “transcendental...

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$315

4 sessions

The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

'I would die for you’: The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart In the midst of a recent broken heart, I was offered the following advice by a well-meaning and kind friend. “I think you need a better role model than Sylvia Plath.” My response: Never. This Olio is for anyone who has struggled to reconcile the Sylvia Plath who vowed to eat men...

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$20

Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea 601 W 26th St Ste 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...

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$35

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Social Movements: Class, Community, and Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Social movements are often pitted against other forms of organization, like unions or political parties, in both analysis and in everyday practice. The argument sometimes reduces to a pitched battle between community, or “identity”-based, politics and “class struggle.” But is this the case? Since the mid-20th century, social movements have...

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$315

4 sessions

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens: The Global Drama of 2020 This is a critical year in world politics—the competition for global leadership between America and China, developments in the Middle East, the European Crisis, tensions in Asia, North Korea, India-Pakistan, the impact of Climate Change. In addition, there are vital internal...

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$220

10 sessions

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