Political EducationIntro to Ecosocialism
Monday, March 22 2021 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
BuxMont DSA Steering Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will read Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher Michael Löwy’s essay “Ecosocialism: A Vital Synthesis,” a detailed introduction to ecosocialism first published by the Global Ecosocialist Network. We will discuss the necessity to work against the intertwined exploitation of labor and the environment through a global transformative movement. As Löwy finds democratic ecological planning essential to an ecosocialist society, we will consider the different “centralized” and “decentralized” forms such planning might take. Finally, we will question how we might develop cultural norms and economic structures that orient society towards meeting all people’s needs for human flourishing.