March 23, 2014 - 5:15pm
CPE teams up with Left Roots and PM Press for an evening with Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, authors of the ground-shaking book, "The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of Global Empire." What are the possibilities for our movements to mount a challenge to the crisis presented by capitalism? Our guests suggest that a key task is to rekindle the socialist imagination of our movements.
March 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
March 25, 2014 - 6:30pm
Professor Christina Gerhardt and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (AIR '02)-whose past projects include The Weather Underground and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller-examine the representation of radical political movements in modern film. View excerpts from films about leftist political organizations of the 1960s and 1970s intermixed with guided discussion on present-day accounts of progressive movements in film and other media. Join us in advance of the screening for dinner in the Mess Hall.
March 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
An Evening with NEAL GORENFLO, co-founder of Shareable, a nonprofit news, action, and connection hub for the sharing transformation. A former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. A revelation in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through internet startups, public events, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.
March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.
March 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
On May 21,2013, faculty and students traveled to Havana, Cuba for ten days as part of a semester-long course at CSU Channel Islands on Cuba's history, culture and politics. During the trip they interacted with ordinary Cubans and experts in economics, politics, medicine, literature and the arts. For this presentation, Professor Alamillo and his students will discuss their experiences in traveling to Cuba, their visits to medical clinics, museums, and community centers and their impressions on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
March 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Scott Noble’s New Film, “Human Resources”: Asking For Whom the Bell Tolls, Part II
Seeing gurneys of babies trundled through the chiaroscuro of old black-and-white footage at the start of Scott Noble’s Human Resources, the gurneys in the tunnels of God only knows what kind of institution, the viewer does well to brace herself for the coming onslaught.
March 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
March of 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of a landmark event in the groth of the 9/11 truth movement: the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9/11. To celebrate this historic event, the North California 9/11 Truth Alliance and No Lies Radio will present two films: International Inquiry into 9/11 and 9/11 into the Academic Community.
Filmmaker Ken Jenkins will MC and introduce his short inquiry documentary. Peter Phillips of Project Censored will introduce the second film.
March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors which created them in the first place.
March 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.
In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.