HELP US FIND A NEW SPACE
The Center for Marxist Education at 550 Massachusetts Avenue is looking for a new location. After 46 years at 550 Mass Ave, the new landlord is renovating the building, and we can no longer afford the rent. If you know of any affordable spaces near public transportation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently hosting events online, and in-person events at local public libraries. Please check out the Events Schedule for upcoming events, and we invite you to join our mailing list to get the most recent announcements.
For over four decades the Center for Marxist Education has served as a physical space for workers, oppressed and youth to meet, learn, organize, and build relationships with comrades across the city, the nation and the world. We are completely dependent on the volunteer time and contributions of our community.
The volunteer-run center originated 47 years ago as the headquarters for Laura Ross who ran for Congress as a Communist Party USA candidate Laura Ross, challenging the legendary Massachusetts congressman Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill in the 1970’s. After she lost—twice—the newly founded center took over the space, and to this day pays the rent using donations.
The CME is a critical piece of our history, and serves as a reminder of our solidarity in the constant struggle for equality for all people. In January 2021, we celebrated 46 years of providing an inclusive space and programming that welcomes all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, socio-economic class, age or spirituality. The CME hosts lectures, roundtables, films, book talks, open mics, and more.