Anarchist classes in San Francisco
- This Fall Semester the Anarchist Library plans to host 4 different
THE CLASSES BEING OFFERED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
PATTERNS IN ANARCHIST HISTORY
taught by Barry Pateman Ph.D. ( Ass. Director Emma Goldman Papers, Head
Archivist Kate Sharply Library)
Is there anything to learn from past experiences and actions of
anarchists that can inform today's activities. We'll have a look at
various examples of anarchist activity from history and see if there is
anything to learn from them.
Class starts Sep.9th (class meet 4x's Sep. 9th, Oct 14th, 28th, Nov 18th)
7:00 - 9:00 PM
INTRODUCTION TO ANARCHIST ORGANIZATIONS
Facilitated discussion with members of AK Press and Emma Goldman Papers.
This class will take a look at the ways anarchists have organized in the
past and present. We will take a critical look at our successes and
failures and see what we can learn from both.
Class meets bi-weekly
First Class Sep. 7th Last class Dec 14th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
ANARCHISM PRACTICE AND THEORY
A student directed class that will explore anarchism both in its
historical and current day application within society as well as the
underlying theory behind its practice.
ANARCHIST GUEST SPEAKER CLASS
Thu. 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Speakers for September
Sep. 9th- BARRY PATEMAN - PATTERNS IN ANARCHIST HISTORY ( ONGOING LECTURE
Sep. 16th- RAMSEY KANAAN - WHEN FUCKING THE SYSTEM ISN'T ENOUGH
This talk will focus on Ramsey's experiences as an anarchist organizer in
Scotland with the Edinburgh anarchist org., Community Resistance. It will
look at the various activities, both propaganda and more importantly
activism, that the Community Resistance group was involved in -
culminating in thier five year anti-poll tax organization campaign - and
the conclusions that can be drawn in terms of anarchist organizations,
anarchist groups and vanguards.
Sep. 23rd- LAWRENCE JARACH - POST-LEFT ANARCHISM
"Those of us who are interested in promoting radical social change in
general and anarchist in paricular, need to emulate and improve upon
successful (however temporary) revolutionary projects for liberation,
rather than congratulating ourselves for being the heirs of Bakunin (et
al). We can do this best if we free ourselves from the historical baggage
and the ideological and strategic constraints of all varieties of
Sep. 30th- NOAM CHOMSKY - REFLECTIONS ON ANARCHISM
Premier screening of video interview conducted by Barry Pateman at Noam's
house earlier this year.
CLASSES ARE TO BE HELD IN ROOM 208 UPPER LEVEL STUDENT UNION, MAIN CAMPUS,
50 PHELAN AVE. TAKE BART TO BALBOA PARK STATION.
FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT CLASSES GO TO anarchistlibrary.org
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