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Cambridge, MA Center for Marxist Education Winter & Spring Schedule 2009

March 11, Wed., 7 p.m. Women, Work & Society - Beginning of the discussion. Women’s work in industry & agriculture, arts & sciences, education & health fields, high tech & human services, offices & kitchens, & the labor movement. How does the status of women affect men & family?

April 11, Sat., 2:30 p.m. Part I April 18, Sat., 2:30 p.m. Part II Video showing: Cuba: An African Odyssey. How Cuba became involved in the complex puzzle of African liberation is the subject of this fascinating French documentary tracing Cuban efforts from the early days of Che Guevara in the Belgian Congo to the 1990’s. 
 


May 1, Fri., 7 p.m. Celebrate May Day with the film “From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks.” The Harry Bridges Project Presents: A Haskell Wexler Film. With Ian Ruskin as Harry Bridges, appearances by Edward Asner & Elliott Gould, music by Jackson Browne, Ario Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Sarah Lee Guthrie & others. Produced by Ian Ruskin & Suzanne Thompson.

Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Ave., second floor (above Teddy’s Shoes) in the heart of Cambridge’s Central Square. On the MBTA’s Red Line, with parking nearby. Info: 617-354-2876, www.center-for-marxist-education.com



St Louis, MO April 25, Sat., 9:30 a.m. Missouri/Kansas Friends of People’s Weekly World host the 17th Annual Hershel Walker ‘Peace & Justice’ Awards Breakfast. Keynote speaker: Margarida Jorge, Nat’l Field Dir HCAN (Health Care for America Now!). Awardees: Lara Granich, Exec Dir Missouri Jobs with Justice, Don Giljum, Bus Mgr Operating Engineers Local 148, VP of St. Louis Central Labor Council, Maida Coleman, former 5th Dist Sen & current candidate for mayor. At the Postal Workers' Union hall, 1717 S. Broadway. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door. Tables $150. Program booklet ads: full page, $400; half-page, $200; quarter page, $100. Send checks payable to: MO/KS PWW, 438 N. Skinker, St Louis, MO 63130. Info: Tony Pecinovsky at 314-583-9152 or tonypec@sbcglobal.net.



Tucson, AZ Salt of the Earth Labor College Spring 2009 schedule

Sat., March 14, 2 p.m. DEFENDING PUBLIC WORKERS’ JOBS A panel discussion with local representatives of public workers’ unions The deepening economic crisis is threatening the jobs of public workers on the federal, state & local level. More layoffs & benefit cuts will not help improve our economic situation. How can we build a broad peoples’ coalition not only to save public sector jobs, but also to involve all levels of government in creating more employment & better working conditions? Is it time for Congress to pass a “New Deal” type jobs program?

Sat., March 28, 2 p.m. THE MENTAL HEALTH INDUSTRY Presentation & Discussion with Dr. Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD, Ass’t Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Toxicology & Pharmacology, UA The system that is supposed to provide mental health care in Arizona, & most everywhere else, is broken. Why is delivery of mental health care not in parity with other health care services? Why does it suffer from lack of continuity & overuse of medication? What is needed to correct this unjust situation?

Sat., April 11, 2 p.m. THE ECONOMIC CRISIS Presentation & Discussion with Jim Hannley, Registered Investment Advisor & Longtime Community Activist The failure of the capitalist banking systems & the rash of company bankruptcies are forcing new thinking about our entire economic system. What exactly is going on & why is it happening now? Will the problems be solved if we leave it in the hands of bankers? What can a grassroots movement do to resolve the situation or at least soften the blows?

Sat., April 25, 2 p.m. WE NEED A UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PLAN! Public Forum Arizona health care workers, union & political leaders will lead a discussion on legislation to create a single payer system for all Americans. How can we build a local coalition that will do battle for this long overdue reform?

Scholarships and Fee Waivers are available. Salt of the Earth Labor College, 1902 E. Irene Vista, Tucson, Az 85713 For more information e-mail



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