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Learning Together (while staying apart): Online Event Schedule

The coronavirus crisis, like all others, is felt unevenly. Those at the receiving end of exploitation and oppression under conditions of capitalist normality also bear the brunt of social, economic, and health impacts of the virus. 

Haymarket Books is determined to offer a political response to the crisis, believing that our mission to support struggles for social and economic justice is more vital than ever. In collaboration with our authors and a range of partners, we are organizing an ongoing series of events to allow us to respond both to the coronavirus crisis itself, and to maintain our collective political, cultural, and social life in a manner that fosters struggle, solidarity, and debate.

While all of our online events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our continuing to do this work.

Sign up for our scheduled events below and subscribe to our Youtube channel to make sure you don't miss future events.

Upcoming Events:

Sept 23, 5:00pm

EDT

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

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Sept 29, 7:00pm

EDT

Study and Struggle: Abolition, Intersectionality, Care

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Sept 30, 7:00pm

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Black Power Afterlives: From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter

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Oct 27, 7:00pm

EDT

Study and Struggle: Deconstructing Settler Colonialism and Borders

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Past Events:

March 26

How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism: Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Astra Taylor

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March 31

Capitalism is the Disease: Mike Davis

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April 9

After Bernie—Amidst Pandemic: Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Astra Taylor, and Dr. Victoria Dooley

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April 14

BOOK LAUNCH Choice Words: Writers on Abortion

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April 16

COVID-19, Decarceration, and Abolition: Ruthie Wilson Gilmore with Naomi Murakawa

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April 19

BOOK LAUNCH Too Much Midnight: Krista Franklin with Mahogany L. Browne and more

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April 22

Remaking Schools in the Time of Coronavirus: Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au, and Noliwe Rooks

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April 23

The Pandemic is a Portal: Arundhati Roy with Imani Perry

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April 28

BOOK LAUNCH The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext

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April 29

Microbes & Macroeconomics: Understanding the Pandemic and the Global Slump with David McNally and Hadas Thier

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May 1

A Working-Class Vision for the Future: May Day with Stacy Davis Gates, Sara Nelson, and Sarah Jaffe

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May 1

MAYDAY MAYDAY: A Homemade Poetry Reading hosted by Aja Monet

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May 5

Intersectionality Matters: Kimberlé Crenshaw with Janine Jackson

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May 7

Ali to Lebron: The Long Walk Towards Freedom with Scoop Jackson and Dave Zirin

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May 12

The Left was Right: Radical Politics and Labor Militancy 1945-2020 with John Nichols and Toni Gilpin

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May 14

What a School Means: Eve L. Ewing with Jen Johnson

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May 15

Free Palestine: A Homemade Poetry Reading hosted by Aja Monet

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May 19

A Global Green New Deal: Into the Portal, Leave No One Behind with Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein

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May 19

Abolish ICE is Not Just a Slogan: Immigrant Justice in the Age of Coronavirus with John Washington and Justin Akers Chacón

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May 20

The BreakBeat Poets Live! (Chapter 1) Hosted by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin

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May 21

Mutual Aid: Building Communities of Care During Crisis and Beyond with Mariame Kaba and more

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May 26

Tech Won't Save Us: Silicon Valley and the Coronavirus Crisis with Rob Larson and Nicole Aschoff

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May 29

The New Authoritarians and COVID-19 with  David Renton and Sita Balani

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June 1

Homemade: An Online Poetry Reading for the People with Aja Monet

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June 2

What Happened to the Great American Logistics Machine? A Conversation with Joe Allen

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June 3

Indigenous Resistance Against Oil Pipelines During a Pandemic with Nick Estes and Kim Tallbear

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June 3

The BreakBeat Poets Live! (Chapter 2) Hosted by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin

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June 8

The Fire This Time: The New Uprising Against Racism and Police Violence with Marc Lamont Hill and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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June 10

Craig Hodges Will Have This Dance hosted by Dave Zirin

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June 11

A Stronger Desire to Live: PEN Prison Writing Awards Live Release Event

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June 12

On the Road with Abolition: Assessing Our Steps Along the Way with Project NIA

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June 13

Celebrating Juneteenth with Critical Resistance: An Abolitionist Perspective on Movements for Black Liberation

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June 15

This Is An Uprising: A Conversation on Art, Politics, and Revolution with Boots Riley and Noname

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June 15

Homemade: An Online Poetry Event for the People with Aja Monet

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June 16

Covid-19, Bolsonaro, and Resistance in Brazil

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June 16

#SayHerName Charleena Lyles: Police Murder and the Uprising for Black Lives with Michael Bennett and more

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June 17

Appalachia and the Health of the Nation with Lesly-Marie Buer, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, and Barbara Ellen Smith

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June 17

The BreakBeat Poets Live! Chapter 3 hosted by José Olivarez and Willie Perdomo

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June 18

Raising AntiRacist Kids: Ibram X. Kendi with Derecka Purnell

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June 20

The Roots and Nature of the Syrian Revolution with Anand Gopal, Loubna Mrie, and Yasser Munif

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June 22

Abolish Silicon Valley with Rob Larson and Wendy Liu

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June 23

Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools with Brian Jones, Bettina Love, and more

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June 25

Abolition Can't Wait: An Online Teach-in with #8toAbolition

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July 1

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own with Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West

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July 2

Abolish Policing, Not Just the Police with Mariame Kaba, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law

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July 4

Socialism 2020: Virtual Conference

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July 8

Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology, and the New Jim Code with Ruha Benjamin and Dorothy Roberts

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July 9

The Struggle for Police-Free Schools and an Equitable, Safe Re-Opening

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July 14

The End of Zionism: Thoughts and Next Steps

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July 22

The BreakBeat Poets Live! Chapter 4, hosted by Nate Marshall

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July 25

Syria and the Second Wave of Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

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July 29

Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Building Racial Justice in Healthcare and Schools

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July 30

Book Launch: The Tragedy of American Science with Cliff Conner and Sarah Lazare

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August 4

The Artistry of Black Organizing in the 21st Century

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August 5

Voices from the Front Line: Health Care Workers on the Fight Against Covid-19

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August 11

#Asians for Abolition

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August 13

Yanis Varoufakis with Daniel Denvir

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August 19

Black LatiNext: A BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4 Book Release

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August 20

The Struggle for Abolition: From the US to Palestine

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August 21

Crisis and Uprising in Lebanon: The Roots of the Explosion

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August 26

Marx Was Right: Economics for the 99%

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August 27

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

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Sept 1

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction with Arundhati Roy and Nick Estes

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Sept 1

Study and Struggle: Abolition as Study and Deconstructing Racial Capitalism

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Sept 2

Unforgetting: Family, Migration, Gangs, Borders, and Revolution in the Americas

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Sept 8

When We Fight: Voices from the 2019 Los Angeles Teachers' Strike

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Sept 9

A Sunrise Movement Teach-in: Fighting Racism, Ending Inequality, and Winning the Green New Deal

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Sept 13

Attica Means Fight Back! The Liberatory Vision for Labor of the Attica Uprising

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