Category Archives: Reading Groups

Thinking Critically about Society Spring Seminar Series Announced!

Old Capitol Books is excited to announce that our Thinking Critically about Society Series is back on for this March:

  • Black Feminism, March 4th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, HCOM Faculty)
  • Situationalism, March 11th, 7pm (facilitated by Ben Wilson, CSUMB Alumni)
  • Post-Colonial Theory, March 18th, 7pm (facilitated by Dr. Sriya Shrestha, HCOM Faculty)
  • Social Perceptions of Disability, March 25th, 7pm (facilitated by Ali Elfaki, MPC Student)

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Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri

Wednesday September 23rd 2015, 7pm: Our Theory & Philosophy reading groups with the Direct Action Monterey Network have been a great success for over a year, and we’re coming up on our thirteenth iteration with the works of Marxist theorist, Antonio Negri. We’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.

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Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2015!

Hey there critical thinkers! Old Capitol Books, the Direct Action Monterey Network, and the Monterey Community Education Project work together to bring you exciting seminars series on social theory four times a year – and we’ve just announced our Summer seminars! Queer Theory, Reading Marx, Psychedelics and Society, and Intellectual Property & CopyLeft! Wow! Continue reading Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2015!

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XII: George Jackson

Thursday 23 July 2015, 6-7pm: Our most recent reading group was a huge success and we’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.

For our twelfth reading group, we’ll be reading excerpts from George Jackson’s “Soledad Brother” – a compilation of letters written to his friends, comrades, and supporters.
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Theory & Philosophy Reading GroupXI: Angela Davis

Libertad_para_Angela_Davis_by_Genun23 June 2015 – 7pm: In collaboration with the Direct Action Monterey Network, this month’s Theory & Philosophy reading group is highlighting struggles against solitary confinement by featuring the writings of Angela Davis.

For this reading group, we’ll be exploring her work, Are Prisons Obsolete?

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