Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2015 Seminar Series at SubRosa Community Space in Santa Cruz

The Direct Action Monterey Network and the Monterey Community Education Project work together to organize theThinking Critically about Society (TCAS) seminars.

In the past, the TCAS seminars have included led discussion groups around readings addressing Polyamory, Anarchism, Prisons & Incarceration, Alternative Sexualities, Understanding Fascism, and Revolutionizing Education (just to name a few).  This summer we’re moving into our seventh series of TCAS and it’s a great hit!

These series of seminar sessions have been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.

12045599_10153724631500719_1199187187715094259_oCurrent Series:

Month: October 2015
Location: SubRosa Community Space, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

  • What is Anarchism?
  • Police and Prisons
  • Understanding Marxist Feminism
  • Intersections between Race and Immigration

What is Anarchism?

October 5th, 2015 – 7pm

What do people mean when they say “Anarchism”? Between the international Occupy movement, and questions surrounding capitalism, Anarchism has been a topic that has been much in the media of 2014 and 2015. This seminar will introduce you to the philosophies of Anarchism through key readings, and then use these philosophies to discuss current events. The purpose of these seminars is not an attempt to “convert” anyone to a particular way of thinking, but to provide them with a wider range of experiences that may help them to see the world in a different way.


Intersections of Race and Immigration

October 26th, 2015 – 7pm

Examine the ways in which structural and institutional racism interacts with the process of immigration, including the racialization of citizenship and the role of immigration in reinforcing racial identities and structures.