UM-Flint Presents “Marx in Soho” on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

2015_MarxInSoho_blogOn Tuesday, March 17th, the University of Michigan-Flint, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, University Relations, and Pi Sigma Alpha, will present Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho. The performance will be held in the UCEN Kiva at 7pm and is free and open to the public.

Robert Weick of Iron Age Productions will play Marx.

Karl Marx is one of the most revered, loathed, and misunderstood figures of the modern era. Yet few thinkers or activists of the last two centuries have been more influential. The fields of political science, economics, history, philosophy, and sociology have all drawn from his works. More importantly though, his ideas have been the basis of social movements struggling against oppression, poor working conditions, and exploitation. While many erroneously equated Marx with communist dictators, Marx himself became so disheartened by the misreading of his ideas that near the end of his life he stated, “I, at least, am not a Marxist.”

We invite you to come enjoy this captivating analysis by Robert Weick, as Karl Marx returns for one night to analyze, lampoon, and wrestle with life in the 21st century.

For more information, contact the Political Science Department at 810.762.3470.