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.
Sunday, December 30 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Discussion with Yu Weihai
Yu Weihai leads a center in China studying the political movement of the working class worldwide. Join us for a discussion of how the center arose, what it has learned, and its current work.
Sunday, December 30 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Film Screening: The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the RevolutionIn the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the diverse group of voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, Ericka Huggins, and dozens of others, as well as archival footage of the late Huey P. Newton and Eldridge Cleaver, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution tells the story of a pivotal movement that gave rise to a new revolutionary culture in America.
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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