The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

In November of 1917 Bolshevik workers and soldiers successfully overthrew the provisional government that had been established in Russia only eight months earlier following the dissolution of the Tsarist autocracy.  Under the guidance of Vladimir Lenin, the Marxist revolution promised land for the peasants, power for the workers, and food for the poor.  A century later, the DePaul Humanities Center examines these promises and explores some of the methods the revolutionaries devised to fulfill them. Putting theory into practice in an evening devoted to a radical questioning of the hierarchies of public gatherings and academic institutions, ideas will be presented, but the audience will be invited to participate by making the ideas their own, considering how best to give them power. Featuring live music, performance, theatre, a world-premiere film by Our Literal Speed, and reports on Party work (Helena Goscilo on the Women’s Section, and William Nickell on the challenges of cultural transformation) our participatory assembly—our “soviet”—will think together about the positive aspects of the revolution, what its spirit represented, and what we might learn from it given our situation today.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

DePaul Student Center, 120 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL

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Raphael Stephen-Pons

Raphael Stephen-Pons 11/8/2017

Ignore Harold Wright he is an idiot. Thank you for holding this event.

Harold Wright

Harold Wright 11/1/2017

Only three more years until the next big centennial! Then we can likewise "think together about the positive aspects" of the Nazis, what [their] spirit represented, and what we might learn from it given our situation today." Sure, they are amateur murderers next to the communists, but aren't all wicked ideologies cute?
What a sad, appalling state of affairs at DePaul.

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