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Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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This May 5 we celebrated Karl Marx's 200th birthday. At this gathering, a diversity of voices will tell short stories about Marx to keep this birthday celebration going. When did you first read Marx? How do you teach his work? How do you relate his work to contemporary issues, from politics to art to science fiction? Join us for this belated birthday party. This event will be one of two events on this subject. Please also check out our Sunday screening of Raoul Peck's recently released movie "The Young Karl Marx."


Silvia Federici is an Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University, where she was a social science professor. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years, is also... Read more
Albert was born in Leer, East Frisia (Germany). Before becoming RLS–NYC co-director, he worked as editor at the German monthly “Blätter” and as lecturer of Political Science at the Free University Berlin. He recently published a biography of Martin Luther King, jr. From 2008 to 2011, Albert served... Read more
Anne-Kathrin Krug is an attorney in Berlin and organizes discussion groups on Marx' Capital since ten years. She gives lectures on Political Economy and works on marxist theory of law. Read more
Christoph Spehr works for the Left Party, Germany. He wrote books and articles on aliens, socialism, free cooperation, ecology and internationalism. He is affiliated with the NGO Fair Oceans, the cultural center Paradox, and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation.
Sarah Leonard is features editor at The Nation and co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for a New Century. She is a contributing editor to Dissent and The New Inquiry.
Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. Kazembe recently contributed an essay on “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle” to the book... Read more
Yasmina Price is a Brooklyn-based organizer committed to the development of robust networks of leftists from the African diaspora and abolishing prisons, police and all oppressive structures. Growing up in Niger, France, and Italy, she focuses her work on the global mechanisms of racism,... Read more