Anti-Capitalism at Work: Discussion Series

Anti-Capitalism at Work is a hybrid in-person and digital round-table discussion series on work, working, and how to move away from toxic capitalist systems into liberatory systems, even and especially when we’re not the boss.

Facilitated by Marina Martinez-Bateman, CEO of New Coyote Consulting, and hosted by the iconic, historic Clinton Street Theater in the heart of Southeast Portland, Anti-Capitalism at Work offers a place for us to come together as a community to discuss our challenges and solutions as working individuals.


Toxic Productivity

Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Are you working (or being encouraged to work) more and more hours, but feeling less and less productive? Toxic Productivity is the phenomenon of working to unhealthy, sometimes deadly ends.

Consent at Work

Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Consent is mandatory, we know this. And yet, do we feel like we can say no to work that doesn’t align with our values, or is it outside the scope outlined in our contracts and job descriptions?

Unrealistic Work Goals

Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Have you experienced the ceiling becoming the floor at your job? Or responsibilities piling on with no end in sight? This month, we’re talking about how we cope when last year’s best is next year’s failure.

What’s Real Self-Care?

Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Self care is either held up or mocked as being all lavender baths and adult coloring books, but what does it really mean to take care of ourselves truly? This discussion will address how to care for our mind, body and spirit as workers.

Worker Solidarity

Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

How do we cooperate and organize with our fellow workers in a way that centers those most affected by capitalism without causing more harm or endangering our safety and livelihoods?

Finding a Good Job

Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 4:30 to 5:30pm

No matter what else, it's our obligation to survive and thrive within a system that was not made for us. So what does an anti-capitalist look for in a job?


  • Clinton Street Theater

    A landmark of Portland cinema history, The Clinton Street Theater is one of the oldest operating movie houses in the United States. The Clinton Street Theater has always been about community, calling itself the “Clubhouse of the Portland Anarchist Jurisdiction”—a place to come and be with friends and family; a place where strangers are only friends you haven’t met yet.

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