Matthew Birkhold

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Matthew Birkhold was executive director of the Brecht Forum. He is an activist, educator, and writer-theoretician originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the editor of the forthcoming special issue of Souls: A Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Reflections on a Black Worker's Notebook: Contemplating the Legacy of James Boggs The American Revolution, and the author of the forthcoming book, Becoming the Leaders We Need: A Guide to Transformational Campus Organizing for the Twenty-first Century.

A PhD candidate in sociology at SUNY Binghamton, he has spent the last three years struggling to make the struggle to defend public education in New York State an experience in two-sided transformation and will be a visiting instructor of sociology at Kalamazoo College in the fall.[1]

Left Forum 2010

How Things Change As They Stay The Same: Talking Through Racial Categories, Politics, and Organizing in the 21st Century:

Left Forum 2011

Revolution and Evolution in the Twenty First Century: Personal and Political Transformation

"They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity!"

The Brecht Forum's 33rd Annual Intensive Introduction to Marxism

Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2011

Presenters include Younes Abouyoub, Kazembe Balagun, Nyaza Bandele, Matthew Birkhold, David Braun, J.J. Brown, Randy Martin, Donna Murch, Shadid Stover, Juliet Ucelli, Lincoln Van Sluytman, Tim Schermerhorn, Ganesh Trichur, Rick Wolff and others TBA.

The Brecht Forum's annual Summer Intensive is designed as an introduction to the theoretical and practical traditions that trace their origins to the works of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels. [2]

References

  1. [TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE The 33rd Annual Intensive Introduction to Marxism: They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity! NYC 7/14-17/2011 The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) news and announcement list. toplab-announce at lists.mayfirst.org Fri Jul 8]
  2. [TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE The 33rd Annual Intensive Introduction to Marxism: They Say Austerity, We Say Solidarity! NYC 7/14-17/2011 The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) news and announcement list. toplab-announce at lists.mayfirst.org Fri Jul 8]