[act-ma] Center for Marxist Education - December Events

Casey Doyle cdoyle1477 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 11:34:14 PST 2014

*December Events and Hours*
Center for Marxist Education | 550 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 2nd Floor
 *60's Cafe*
*Songs of Resistance, Stories of Struggle: Marcia Deihl and Harvey Cox*
Wednesday, December 3rd - 7pm
Marcia Deihl is a singer/songwriter who has been a cultural
worker/performer in the Boston area for forty years.
She is known for her music in history workshops, bizarre song parties,
originals, and parodies. A member of People‘s Music Network, she has a B.A.
in Music History and Education from Boston University, an M.A. in Feminism
and Folk Music from Cambridge-Goddard Sch...ool for Social Change, and a
Certificate in Publishing and Communications from Harvard University.
Harvey Cox, Jr. is one of the preeminent theologians in the United States
and served as Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity
School, until his retirement in October 2009. Cox's research and teaching
focus on theological developments in world Christianity, including
liberation theology and the role of Christianity in Latin America. He
worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the Sixties who
sought to mobilize religious institutions and symbolism in the struggle for
social justice.
 *Red History Lecture Series*
*Collapse of the Second International*
Saturday, December 6th - 3pm
One hundred years ago in 1914, the socialist parties of the Second
International supported their governments at the outbreak of the slaughter
of the First World War, betraying the cause of international revolution. As
part of the Red History Lecture Series, Nick Giannone and Doug Enaa Greene
will discuss the reasons for the collapse and betrayal of the International
and the lessons we can draw for today.
 *China Discussion Group*
*Misunderstanding China*
Thursday, December 11th - 7pm
This 1972 documentary from the National Archives looks at how Chinese
people have been depicted in American culture and film, both positive and
negative stereotypes. From hardworking builders of railways and mines to
the sneaky and perfidious after the Chinese Exclusion Act. Fu Manchu,
Charlie Chan and Madame Chiang Kai Shek all appear, as do the evil
brainwashers of the Korean War. Nixon visits China and meets Mao. Today US
media continue to perpetuate stereotypes -- this film gives excellent
historical perspective and much to discuss.
 *S**unday Film & Discussion*
Hosted by Sandy Eaton, RN
Sunday, December 14th - 6pm
¡Salud! is a timely examination of human values and the health issues that
affect us all, it looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped
country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’
>From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some
of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and
explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba —
now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus
testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas
that mark the battle for global health—and the complex realities
confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right.
Seachange Bulletin (Sandy's blog) <http://seachange.wbumpus.com/>
 *Red Poets Society*
Friday, December 19th - 8pm
Join us as we continue to celebrate the power of art as a weapon.
An explicitly political open mic on the last Friday of every month hosted
by the Center for Marxist Education. Bring your own poems, songs, and class
 *Women & Marxism*
*Discussion of Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by
Frederick Engels*
Tuesday, December 23rd 7-9pm
Join members of the Communist Party of Boston to discuss how capitalism
impacts women directly and who some of the great women were who fought
back. This group continue the discussion of Engels's work Origin of the
Family, Private Property, and the State.
 *Sunday Film &*
Sunday, December 28th - 6pm
Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the
last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow;
the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with
automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the
collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid,
painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage
of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful
pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make
sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and
pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive
postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.
91 min. (2003)

*Center for Marxist Education Hours*
In addition to our event times we are open the following evenings:
Monday – 4-8
Tuesday – 4-8
Wednesday – 4-8
Check our Facebook to see which other days we will be open this winter!

The Center has been made possible for over 4 decades by volunteer time and
contributions from you. If you wish to help us keep the Center going and
new books coming in, donations can be made by sending a check made out to
mailed to:
Center for Marxist Education
PO Box 390459
Cambridge, MA 02139


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