Marx Now: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Alejandro Murguia in dialogue with Elaine Elinson

Saturday Oct 13 2018   6:30 PM
Goethe-Institut San Francisco  530 Bush St, San Francisco, CA  map

Did you ever wonder why Karl Marx’s theories remain relevant today? This year Marx turned 200. The Goethe-Institut uses this occasion to commemorate the impact of his theories upon the German and U.S. society today. The Marx-athon will bring together leading local scholars, activists, and artists such as Maddy Clifford, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Elaine Elinson, Alexandra Howard, Alejandro Murguia, Mighty Mike McGee, and Kal Spelletich who will each share—in their own unique ways—why Marx endures and what Marx can tell us about our current cultural and social production. Alexander Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity (2008) will be screening throughout the entirety of the event. Will you have enough stamina to endure the Marx-athon? Come and find out. And yes, there will be birthday cake.

3:30 pm: System Error (2018) and News from Ideological Antiquity (2008) | Film
5:00 pm: Official Marx-athon Kick-Off with brithday cake and “The Surplus Value Generator Quartet” by Kal Spelletich (A participatory robotic band)
6:00 pm: Mighty Mike McGee (Poetry Slam)
6:30 pm: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Alejandro Murguia in dialogue with Elaine Elinson (Literature)
7:30 pm: Kal Spelletich (Performance)
8:00 pm: Maddy Clifford and Alexandra Howard (Music)
9:00 pm: End of Marx-athon

Free and open to the public. Click here for more info.

Elaine ElinsonElaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Matthew Elinson