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Mental Toughness for Women in the Workspace

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Lisa Gillette -

It's true! As women we’re full of compassion, we’re intuitive and we want to help! We want to make things better!! But in the business world, women are sometimes accused of being TOO SENSITIVE, or even worse, “too emotional”. What a career killer! So where do we draw the line? How do we overcome career setbacks and professional disappointments...

Tuesday Oct 26th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Goal Setting and Accountability

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Carolyn Fraser -

I don't know who needs to hear this, but YOU ARE YOUR OWN RESCUE. Focus on your own growth and thrive in ANY environment! In my “Accountability & Goal-Setting Hacks For The WIN!” In this 60-minute class, you learn: Misconceptions & Truths about accountability and Goal-Setting (get my accountability checklist, too).⠀ The key components...

Sunday Nov 7th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

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Introduction to Gershom Scholem

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) may be the best known scholar of Jewish Studies in the twentieth century. Above all he is associated with launching the modern academic study of Jewish mysticism. However, Scholem’s study of mysticism was only part of his much broader, far more engaged and systematic thinking about questions of contemporary politics...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Shocks and Phantasmagoria: Walter Benjamin

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Shocks and Phantasmagoria: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project Walter Benjamin once wrote that The Arcades Project was “the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas.” Never completed and well over a decade in the making, The Arcades Project takes on the presentation and history of an entire era and place: the Parisian...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Guided Psychedelic Journey

at Liberate Hollywood -

Even the most experienced psychonauts have questions about the so-called "therapeutic" or "guided" psychedelic experience. You may wonder what the difference is between a guide, a facilitator, a sitter, and a shaman; why people use eyeshades and headphones; what kind of music is used in these sessions; and many other things.  These questions...

Thursday Oct 21st, 7pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Calculus: History and Concept

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

“Calculus,” wrote the mathematician John Von Nuemann, “was the first achievement of modern mathematics … it is difficult to overestimate its importance.” What does it mean to say calculus initiated modern mathematics? Beyond mathematics, what influence has calculus had on the wider world? Most importantly, what is calculus—and why does...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Surrealism: Art and the Unconscious

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Is there a distinction between art and life? Can art express the passions that we repress in life? Can our imaginations bypass the control of reason? Does art contain revolutionary potential? These are some of the questions we’ll be exploring in Introduction to Surrealism. Born as a literary movement in the wake of the horrors of World War I, surrealism...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Race and Technology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

“Technology, from slave ships to voting machines, has always played a role in the subjugation and control of black people.” So writes sociologist Rayvon Fouché, reflecting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the “technological failure” of the New Orleans levees. Across contexts like media, medicine, infrastructure, and labor, technologies,...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Is Sexual Liberation Possible? Freedom, Repression

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Is Sexual Liberation Possible? Freedom, Repression, and Capitalism Is sexual “liberation” possible in a capitalist society? Or, is repression, beyond any political impediments to sexual freedom, an inescapable function of the structure of capitalism—of laboring, domestic reproduction, and commercialization? Can anything be done to improve the...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Making of the Soviet Union: Revolution, State

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

The Making of the Soviet Union: Revolution, State, and Society With its call for materialist human emancipation, the founding of the Soviet Union sent shockwaves throughout the world. Internationalist at the outset, it provided the ground for thinking about and legislating socialist, feminist, and anti-colonial values simultaneously. The Soviet state...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Philosophy, Phenomenology

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Body To perceive means to have a body, which in turn means inhabiting an already significant world. We don’t—on a fundamental level—think the world, but rather live in it. So argues French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who stands with Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger,...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Hammer and Hoe: Communism & Anti-Racism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Hammer and Hoe: Communism and Anti-Racism in the American South “Communist” may be something of a curse word in the United States, but for many Black people the U.S. Communist Party was an entry point into politics. Often excluded from the two major political parties, both of which were expressly or tacitly committed to maintaining white supremacy,...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

War, Liberty, and Empire: the Fall of the Roman

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

War, Liberty, and Empire: the Fall of the Roman Republic In the first century BCE, the Roman Republic that had conquered the Mediterranean world entered a period of terminal crisis. Its traditional senate, too corrupt to govern, was usurped by a series of autocrats, whose murderous civil wars culminated in the ascent of Octavian Augustus, the first...

Thursday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man: Money, Trust, and Deception Confidence is necessary. Without it, economic transactions, legal contracts, intimacy, morality, and any form of social order would be impossible. Yet, in a world of self-interested strangers and distant institutions, how do we trust, befriend, and believe? Herman Melville’s ...

Sunday Oct 24th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Lauren Berlant: Cruel Optimism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Classroom

Why do we persist in our fantasies of the kind of good life that threatens to kill us? Why are we often frustrated in our attempts to find relief from precarity, attain sweeter forms of collective life, or even, at minimum, to obtain conditions of mere subsistence? What are the politics of our desires? These questions are central to the work of Lauren...

Monday Nov 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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