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Saturday, October 13 • 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Marx-athon: 200 Years of Karl Marx

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Late capitalism. The rise of the Democrat Socialists of America. The Supreme Court busting up unions. It's 2018, folks, and Marx just turned 200. San Francisco's Goethe-Institut commemorates his impact on Germany and the U.S with a full-day Marx-athon of film screenings, readings, lectures, and robots. Leading scholars, activists, and artists Maddy Clifford, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Alejandro Murguía, Mighty Mike McGee, and Kal Spelletich will share why Marx endures and how his ideas apply to our current cultural and social climate. Advance registration recommended. FREE

3:30pm: Screenings of the films System Error (2018) and News from Ideological Antiquity (2008)

5pm: Event kick-off with birthday cake and robots

6-9pm: Marx-athon programming

Authors and Participants
avatar for Maddy and Alex (FR333)

Maddy and Alex (FR333)

FR333 (pronounced free) is a feminist hip-hop duo comprised of producer Allie “XOA” Howard and rapper Maddy “MADlines” Clifford. Together, FR333 promotes music’s capacity to heal, inspire and bring people together. FR333’s Marx-a-thon performance will use song and sound... Read More →
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She is the author of many books, including Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie... Read More →
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Elaine Elinson

Elaine Elinson is coauthor of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, winner of a Gold Medal in the California Book Awards. She served two decades as the communications director of the American... Read More →
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Mighty Mike Mc Gee

Mighty Mike McGee is a poet from San José, California. He is the first and (so far) only person ever to win the Grand Championship at both the National Poetry Slam (2003) and the Individual World Poetry Slam (2006). He has toured at least 3/4 of a million miles throughout the U.S... Read More →
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Alejandro Murguia

Alejandro Murguía is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love (both winners of the American Book Award). His non-fiction book The Medicine of Memory highlights the Mission District in the 1970s during the Nicaraguan Solidarity movement. He is a founding member and the... Read More →
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Kal Spelletich

Kal Spelletich builds interactive machines and robots. He scours the city for industrial items whose technology can be reapplied and has collaborated with artists all over the world. Kal’s work involves, bio-morphic sensors, (sometimes uncontrollable) that trigger his robots providing... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Goethe-Institut 530 Bush St. #204, San Francisco, CA 94108

Attendees (29)