[act-ma] This weekend at the CME...

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Fri Feb 9 04:17:34 PST 2018

 Two fantastic events this weekend at the Center for Marxist Education.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, February 10 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
*The Radicalism of Martin Luther King Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois*
Edward Carson, CPUSA and CME
Carnegie Hall, February 23 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a
commemorative speech on the 100th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du
Bois. In his speech, King stated, “it is time to cease muting the fact that
Dr. Du Bois was a genius and chose to be a Communist”. Upon Du Bois’s death
in 1963 and King’s death in 1968, both had grown more radical in their
contention aimed at capitalism – and concerns about America’s
anti-communist sentiments. By exploring their interpretation of biblical
literature, images, and shared concerns about capitalism, this session
elevates the often forgotten struggles against capitalism by Du Bois in the
year of his 150th birthday, and the emerging radical capacity of King in
the 50th year of his death.
Sunday, February 11 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Richard Pendleton, CME Steering Committee
Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary
athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field
athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics,
where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Race
is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and
friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an
Olympic legend.  Watch the trailer.

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