Studying Rosa Luxemburg: Final meeting


Tuesday, 30th April 17:30 – 19:00

Join us for the final event in the series, where we'll be switching up the format to give everyone the opportunity to help shape a session at Bristol Transformed Festival 2024. Using the lessons, themes, and ideas raised over the last 6 sessions, we'll be coming together to figure out the best way to share what we've learned with Bristol.

Should the left be replicating her strategies to build class consciousness? Are her demands and principles still relevant in today's struggles? What discursive tactics can we learn from Europe's finest Poster? Let us know what you think was most important from the last few months and help spread the good word of RL.

We’re hoping to get together as many people as possible who have joined previous sessions, so regardless of how much reading you've completed or how many evenings you were able to join, all contributions are welcomed - come celebrate the end of the course and have your hand in building a festival session!

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About This Series

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish revolutionary socialist, Marxist and anti-war activist. She was a central figure of European revolutionary socialist movements in the early 20th century. She made significant original contributions to socialist theory and knowledge, including being the first theorist to identify ideas that developed into concepts such as imperialism, globalisation and the military industrial complex.

Her writing was persuasive, accessible, principled, and often barbed, reflecting the passion she equally brought to her frontline presence of political activism.

This seven week course will examine Rosa Luxemburg’s contribution to socialist politics regarding economics, identity, militarism, strikes and revolution, as well as exploring the context of her life. Each week we will look at a selection of her writing, and reflect on how best we can utilise her ideas for today's struggles. All are welcome, regardless of previous knowledge of her work or wider socialist theory!

Other Details

These events will happen at 6:30pm on Tuesdays on Feb 6th, Feb 20th, Mar 5th, Mar 19th, Apr 2nd, Apr 16th, and Apr 30th.