Starting Sunday January 29, 2017, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern California Library, 6120 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles,90044
This class series aims to examine key concepts in Marx’s Capital, Volume 1 from three different vantage points: 1. The current global trend toward authoritarianism 2. Capitalism’s inseparability from racism, sexism/heterosexism and environmental destruction. 3. Marx’s concept of an alternative to capitalism and how it differs from systems that existed in the USSR and Maoist China. Writings from various Marxist thinkers will also be included and discussed. Those who have no previous knowledge of Marx, as well as those who are long-time students of Marx will have an opportunity to ask provocative questions and have a dialogue about Marx’s critique of capitalism, his concept of an alternative and the relevance of his ideas for today. The classes will be led by Frieda Afary, Philosophy M.A. and M.L.I.S. For further information, please see the syllabus at www.marxcapitalclass.blogspot.com or contact Frieda Afary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-210-3748.