ECONOMICS FOR EMANCIPATION
A Course on Capitalism, Solidarity and How We Get Free
Economics for Emancipation (E4E) is a seven-module introductory curriculum with interactive and participatory workshops. It offers a deep critical dive into the current political economic system, exploration of alternative economic systems, and dynamic tools to dream and build the economy that centers care, relationship, and liberation.
Our Popular Education Approach
This curriculum is grounded in a popular education pedagogy and is designed to center the agency of the participants in surfacing and building on their own enquiries and lived experiences. This course was designed for a collective learning process, so we recommend this course in a group workshop format. The central flow and activities of the course are in the interactive workbook, with the videos as lesson accompaniment. However, this course can also work for smaller groups or individuals moving through the videos and interactive workbook.
Introduction to the Economy & the Working Day
Economy as Social Provisioning; Use-Value vs. Exchange Value; 3Cs of Exchange; Surplus Value; Social Reproduction
E4E has been shaped by decades of dialogue between progressive economists, grassroots organizers, and rank & file union workers; we hope it will strengthen your analysis, fuel your spirit and connect you to efforts challenging this economic system at its root. Let’s put study into action!