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BEYOND EDUCATION event at The People's Forum with Eli Meyerhoff

When Sep 21, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The People's Forum, 320 W 37th St., New York, NY 10018
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Beyond Education (Eli Meyerhoff)Eli Meyerhoff will be at The People's Forum on Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion, with William Ayers, of his new book, Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World.

 

In Beyond Education, Eli Meyerhoff traces how key elements of education emerged from histories of struggles in opposition to alternative modes of study bound up with different modes of world-making. Taking inspiration from Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and Indigenous resurgence projects, he charts a new course for movements within, against, and beyond the university as we know it.

 

"Placing the university at the center and at the margin of analysis, Eli Meyerhoff deftly unmasks the engineered ‘romance’ of institutionalized education and, as vitally, engages the nuanced ways communities build—sometimes temporal and fugitive—practices of study and learning that are linked to struggle. Beyond Education is required reading for those in liberation movements, including abolitionists, particularly for those of us who reside in the undercommons and beyond." —Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University

 

"In 2009, students at the University of California took over buildings and refused to leave, all under the banner ‘We Are the Crisis,’ and as student debt reaches a breaking point, it’s hard to disagree. In Beyond Education, Eli Meyerhoff takes this claim seriously by showing how the crisis of the university reveals a profound crisis of capitalism, but also how student struggles point beyond it. Incisive and moving, Beyond Education is an eloquent manifesto for a new university, one made to the measure of a new world." —George Ciccariello-Maher, author of Decolonizing Dialectics

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