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|The Unemployed Exchange Association (UXA) of Oakland in the 1930’s|
|Date||Sunday November 11|
|Time||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
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|NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609|
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
The Unemployed Exchange Association (UXA) of Oakland in the 1930’s
In July 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, a group of six unemployed workers began solving their problems by going door-to-door in Oakland’s Dimond-Allendale neighborhood, offering to do home repairs in exchange for "junk" from people's basements and garages.
They called themselves the Unemployed Exchange Association (UXA). They grew to become the model self-help workers' cooperative, organizing thousands of unemployed in their exchanges of goods and services and abolishing money altogether.
Karen Hancock will present this amazing page of American history with its roots in Oakland.
Sponsored by the Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library.
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library is a weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.