The CME has been educating revolutionists since 1975 by hosting events that are free and open to the public. Through the generosity of volunteers, we provide lectures, films, book talks, strategy meetigs and discussion groups from global, national, and local socialists for anyone who believes that capitalism isn't working, and wants to find a better way.
Saturday, May 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Black Nation, Black Interationalism, and the Communist Party from the 'Black Belt Thesis' to 'Triple Oppression
Jim will trace the evolution of the Party's stance and practice (and the debates within the CPUSA) concerning the black freedom struggle from the late 1920s to the late 1940s or so.
Saturday, May 26| 7:00 PM
The Influence of the Russian Revolution on Struggles in Mexico.
John Womack, Professor of Latin American History and Economics at Harvard
The Mexican Revolution(s), 1910-1920, and the Russian Revolution, 1917-1922; Their Fundamental Differences, Their Main Consequences, and Their Legacies.
Sunday, May 27 | 6:00 PM
Richard Pendleton, CME Steering Committee
Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernays Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Watch the trailer.
Free hot dogs, popcorn, and cokes!
Center for Marxist Education
550 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA, 02139
Metered parking is available in the area as well as several pay lots (free on Sundays).
MBTA station on the Red Line and the Number 1 bus.
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