What’s Happening at CPE?

We’ve been busy during the past few months and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Thanks to everyone who has turned out to recent events. We’re also excited to announce a couple upcoming events we’re working on.  We hope you’ll join us for them.

FACING THE RIGHT:
A Conversation with Tarso Luis Ramos of Political Research Associates

Tuesday, May 2, 7pm
518 Valencia St., San Francisco, Eric Quezada Center for Politics and Culture

Join CPE in welcoming Tarso Ramos, Executive Director of Political Research Associates to the Bay Area!  Tarso will help us unpack the current constellation of right wing forces within government and on the ground.  This event will explore emerging threats and authoritarian trends in the US and globally, identifying some of the top threats facing the progressive movement today and how organizers and activists can respond.
Check out the facebook event here.

WITHOUT WALLS: ABOLITION & RETHINKING EDUCATION

Friday, April 14th 6-8:30pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St., Oakland

Brought to you by:
Center for Political Education, Critical Resistance, Education for Liberation Network, Teachers 4 Social Justice
Organizing to get police out of your school?  Working on responses to harm at your school that do not involve criminalization? Building curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine a world without borders?  Come to this panel discussion with K-12 educators and abolitionist organizers, that will deepen learning between and across these constituencies, and identify needed tools and resources.
Panelists:
Farima Pour-Khorsid, Education for Liberation/Teachers 4 Social Justice
Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium Coalition
Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, UC Santa Cruz
Sharif Zakout, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Moderated by:
Rachel Herzing and Isaac Ontiveros, Center for Political Education
Check out the facebook event for more details.

The Reading Black Reconstruction Study Group is going strong.

As we approach the group’s mid-point this week, we’re inspired by the participants, guest facilitators, and the book itself.  Black Reconstruction has so many good lessons to teach for today’s organizers and activists and we encourage everyone to dive in.

By way of encouragement, we’ve been posting videos from the study group sessions and supplemental materials on CPE’s website.  You can find them by clicking here.  Materials usually get posted within a couple days of the in-person session.

We hope to continue to do study groups, and are always looking for ideas about good books (or films, or albums–the sky’s the limit!) and topics to use as inspirations.  If you have an idea to share , please contact us at center@politicaleducation.org.

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