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GRIID Spring 2012 Classes

March 13, 2012

The newest round of GRIID classes are now posted, with one new class and a class we have offered several times in the past.

The new class we are offering is A Brief History of Revolutionary and Resistance Movements, which will explore the rich history of revolution and resistance over the past century from the Paris Commune to the Zapatista Uprising.

The intent of this 8 – week class is to not only familiarize participants with rich examples of revolution and resistance in recent human history, but to learn from previous movements and to recognize what it might take for contemporary resistance and revolution to occur.

A Brief History of Revolutionary and Resistance Movements class will take place from 6 – 8pm on Mondays, beginning April 2nd.

The second class we will be offering is the very first class we began with in early 2008, Making Sense of US Foreign Policy. This class is designed to discuss US foreign policy since WWII, politically, economically and militarily.

We will discuss issues such as US intervention, torture, sanctions, use of proxy forces, war crimes, trade policies, the US relationship to the United Nations and other international agencies like the IMF and World Bank, with the last few session examining the foreign policy of the Obama administration.

Making Sense of US Foreign Policy will be held from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday nights beginning April 4. For this class we will be using the book Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower.

Both Spring 2012 classes will be 8 – weeks and will be held at the Steepletown Center located at 671 Davis NW, in Grand Rapids. The cost of each class is $20, but anyone is welcomed to sign up even if you can’t pay.

If you have questions about either class or would like to sign up, contact us at

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