Political Education"The Concept of Social Ecology."
Monday, December 21th 2020 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
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Join BuxMont DSA each Monday at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
This week, we’re continuing our read through of Chapter 1: The Concept of Social Ecology from Murray Bookchin’s The Ecology of Freedom. This text is a classic of anarchist and libertarian eco-socialist thought, in which Murray argues that ecological problems result from social problems – that humanity destroys nature when humans destroy themselves through hierarchy and domination. What strategic responses to the relationship between society and ecology does Bookchin offer contemporary socialists? How do decentralized, direct-democratic organizational forms differ from other broadly socialist visions of a just society, and how do such questions of organization relate to ecological struggle? Join us as we work through these questions and more!