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Meeting 1: #TheProletariat meets on Mar. 12 to discuss Du Bois [Canceled]

Martin Jensen and I have set a date for the first meeting of #TheProletariat! Details: Thurs., March 12, 6-7pm, in the Meeting Room (third floor) at the Osterhaut Free Library. We'll discuss two chapters from W.E.B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: "The Black Worker" and "The White Worker." Look out for discussion questions, which will be posted a week before the meeting. Please email me at japnanak.makkar@wilkes.edu for a .pdf file of the readings. We're grateful to partner

#TheProletariat Podcast & Reading Group

In January 2020, Martin Aagaard Jensen and I will launch a reading group and podcast, tentatively called #TheProletariat. We are two academics based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a former coal-mining region, and we recognize the need to engage the working-class consciousness of this community while also building multi-racial and diverse coalitions. This project will cultivate public understanding of topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and its legacies, globalization, neolibe