Democracy at Work and the Left Forum Present a Four-Week Seminar on Marxism with Professor Richard D. Wolff
By: Democracy At Work
Commencing on November 13th, 2023, this four-week journey led by Professor Wolff delves deep into the world of Marxism. Beginning with a historical overview of Marxism from Karl Marx's early writings through the various forms and concepts discussed in the present day, the seminar covers pivotal moments such as the Paris Commune of 1870, the Russian, Chinese, and Cuban revolutions as well as the post-1989 evolution of Marxism. Participants will be privy to discussions of the major contributions to Marxism from activist writers beyond Marx that include Luxemburg, Lenin, Trotsky, Lukcas, Gramsci, Althusser, Mao and the Frankfurt School.
Fundamental Marxist theories including Marx's labor theory of value, his theory of surplus value, and his theory of crisis-ridden capitalist development are also covered during this educational event like no other. The final week is dedicated to exploring how Marxism provides invaluable insights into a variety of ways one can gain a better understanding of capitalism today while also offering pathways to envision a better system beyond Capitalism.
Professor Dr. Richard D. Wolff is a distinguished economist, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the founder of Democracy at Work. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. Professor Wolff holds degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities, to name a few, and has taught economics at numerous esteemed institutions such as Yale University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the City College of the City University of New York. He also the hosts a weekly, nationally syndicated radio and television show "Economic Update with Richard Wolff and has written over a dozen books.
Democracy at Work, founded by Professor Wolff in 2012, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the idea of moving beyond capitalism by transforming the workplace. The organization produces progressive media and advocates for democratizing workplaces as part of a systemic solution to the problems of late-stage capitalism.
Left Forum is a platform that brings together grassroots groups, activists, academics, and individuals committed to transforming the world. Through their collaborations with Democracy at Work, The Institute for the Radical Imagination, and The Marxist Education Project, Left Forum fosters an environment of intense education, debate, and solidarity-building.
Participation in this seminar is encouraged for anyone interested in exploring the possibilities of Marxism as an alternative to capitalism. Registration is now open, and the seminar will take place on the following Mondays: November 13th, 20th, 27th, and December 4th. Online Zoom information will be sent via email upon registration.
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