WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE -- Twin Cities General Membership Branch

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WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE -- Twin Cities General Membership Branch

WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE -- Twin Cities General Membership Branch

Start: Jan 27 2007 - 3:00pm
End: Jan 27 2007 - 5:00pm

Event Details:
The Twin Cities Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is pleased to announce the Winter session of the WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE. The WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE continues the legacy of working-class education for emancipation carried out by the Duluth, MN IWW in the first part of the 20th Century.

The first Winter class offering is "Imagination and Social Liberation."
This class is dedicated the concept of the ‘imagination,’ which is increasingly used almost as a code-word for modern struggles for social justice and liberation.

But what do we mean when we use the word? This class will examine the history of the word in philosophy and practice, from Greek and Muslim philosophers to contemporary social thinkers, and rely on the participation of the students to create a practice-based definition of the word, and justification for why we might (or might not) care about ‘liberating the imaginary.’

This class may be of interest especially to workers and students involved in such movements but lacking a philosophical background, or students of philosophy and psychology with an interest in such movements.

The class will meet for eight weeks, from January 27 – March 17, 2007. Saturdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.

The WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE is free and open to all interested workers, retirees, and students. (There maybe some costs for class materials). Childcare will be available - Please call ahead.

Register at twincities@iww.org or (612) 339-1266

If you are interested in the IWW, the WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE, or organizing at your job. Pease get in touch.

The Industrial Workers of the World is a union founded in 1905 on the common sense idea that the workers and the bosses have nothing in common. Our union is controlled directly by the members; we have low dues and no bureaucracy. We organize in any and all industries including those not usually associated with unions. We welcome workers of all nationalities, races, genders and ages.

Solidarity Forever!

Links:

I.W.W. http://www.iww.org/

WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_People%27s_College

Imagination and Social Liberation blog: http://wpcimagination.blogspot.com/

PLEASE NOTE: WORK PEOPLES COLLEGE credits not transferable to any corporate or state institution, but only to the daily class struggle.

Location:

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Conference Room N-202
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
United States