Progressive Caucus - Events

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton

    populist-cover.jpgDate:Monday, January 25, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book:  The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us! 

    As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 09:00 AM Berlin Time · 21 rsvps
    Zoom-Online

    Black History Month Marathon

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    The event is under construction but please feel free to RSVP. It's going to be a great event. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Date:Monday, February 22, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Book Discussion

    For February, the Pro DA Book Club will honor Black History month and replace the planned book The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind, Judith Butler, 2020 with 3 chapters from W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America. (Chapter I: The Black Worker; Chapter XVI: Back Toward Slavery; Chapter XVII: The Propaganda of History).

    All are welcome to attend the February proDA Book Club meeting on February 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us!  

    “This book is a history of the Reconstruction era first published in 1935. It marked a significant break with the standard academic view of Reconstruction at the time which contended that the period was a failure and downplayed the contributions of African Americans. Du Bois argued directly against these accounts, emphasizing the role and agency of blacks during the Civil War and Reconstruction and framing it as a period that held promise for a worker-ruled democracy to replace a slavery-based plantation economy.”

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.