Our goal at Night School is to provide a space for participants to ask deep questions about political engagement, to delve into the history of social movements for guidance, and to create political know-how together. We focus on socialist movements and organizing strategies. By studying contemporary and historical movements, we build theoretical knowledge as well as solidarity with other socialist struggles. By studying organizing principles, we transform theoretical knowledge into practical knowledge in order to contribute to our goal of a society free of oppression and exploitation. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so please join us!
We meet most Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. You can check our calendar to find upcoming events.
Night School is organized by the Political Education Committee (PEC). The PEC is also radically inclusive. If you'd like to help us plan Night School meetings, just say the word! You can fill out the form on our contact page, or send an email to yolodemsocialists at gmail dot com expressing your interest. We'd love to have you!
Does reading history and philosophy intimidate the heck out of you? Does the first page of a Marx text give you a headache? Then this is the club for you! In our book club, we collectively choose books to read and discuss together. Discussion helps hold us accountable to reading and deepens our understanding. If you are passionate about a text, suggest it! Better yet, offer to lead the next iteration of book club!
We have read:
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engles
The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin
We are currently reading:
No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age by Jane McAlevey