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Overturning the Culture of Violence Book Study
Date Sunday October 19
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Community Room in the Temescal Library, 5205 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Event Type Other
Come to one or all of the book study sessions of Overturning the Culture of Violence by Penny Hess. We will delve into the roots of the social system that wrecks havoc on the people of the world and the planet. Four Sundays at the community room at the Temescal Library in North Oakland, 5205 Telegraph Avenue from 2 to 4pm. Call Wendy at 510-295-7834 for more info and/or for book purchase or email Sunday, October 19th: Chapters 1 and 2 - "The Inescapable Dialectic" and "Broken Spears" Sunday, October 27th Chapters 3 and 4 - "Black Power and the White Man's Game," and "Counterinsurgency: War Against Oppressed Peoples" Sunday, November 2nd Chapters 5 and 6 - "Genocide in Modern Form" and "A Mother's Cry" Sunday, November 9th Chapters 7 and 8 - " The Battle of St. Petersburg" and "Reparations Now" Background: Overturning the Culture of Violence chronicles the development of the world capitalist economy through the theft of indigenous land and African labor. It documents the genocide unleashed against the cosmopolitan, prosperous and technologically advanced societies that populated the world prior to Columbus' raid on the Americas. Working from the leadership of Omali Yeshitela's writings and speeches, Hess introduces her readers to a road less traveled by present-day historical revisionists as she chronicles the heroic resistance movements of black people in the U.S. and the violent white response to that resistance. Finally, she shares an optimistic vision for the future, calling for "white people to be a part of the future through reparations to African people" and calls on "white society to align its interests with the rest of humanity and be part of building a world free of oppression and violence." Well-documented and footnoted, this book also provides an extensive bibliography for students of history, political economy and anti-colonial movements.
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