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|Ward Churchill – On the Justice of Roosting Chickens|
|Date||Friday March 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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AT THE WOMEN’S BUILDING in San Francisco
3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 25th – 7 PM - $10
AK Press, KPFA, Speak Out, and City Lights present:
Ward Churchill – On the Justice of Roosting Chickens
Empire, Resistance, and the New McCarthyism
AN OFFSITE EVENT — AT THE WOMEN’S BUILDING in San Francisco
3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA
Limited Seating Available
Advance tickets are available at http://www.akpress.org or by calling 510.208.1700
Over the past month, author, activist and professor Ward Churchill has found himself at the center of a media firestorm. The controversy is based on an essay Churchill wrote soon after 9-11, which he later expanded into an AK Press book, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality. Using inflammatory and distorted political attacks conservative protestors used the essay to force Hamilton College in New York to cancel a speaking engagement Ward had scheduled there. Since then Mr. Churchill has stepped down as Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Colorado. Not satisfied with this, Colorado Governor Bill Owens is demanding that Ward resign his position as a tenured professor as well. The mainstream media (including Bill O'Reily and Fox News) has picked up the story, distorting and misrepresenting the facts, as usual.
Ward is appearing at select events to speak on the book that caused the media firestorm and the controversy surrounding it. Friday, March 25th at the Women’s Building in San Francisco, hear it straight from him, as Ward Churchill sets the record straight.
About the book: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality (AK Press ): the book that caused a media firestorm. An expanded and meticulously annotated version of Churchill's essay "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens," which had the honor of being attacked by both Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.
As far as Ward Churchill is concerned, the record speaks for itself. The "Most Peace-Loving of Nations" has been engaged in brutal military campaigns in every corner of the globe, unceasingly, since its inception. In attempting to forever alter Americans false self-concept, Ward Churchill contextualizes US aggression and the most effective response to it yet--the attacks of Sept. 11th—in a readable format. Churchill has meticulously chronicled both U.S. military campaigns—domestic and foreign—from 1776 to the present and U.S. attempts to violate, obstruct and/or subvert International Law from from1945 to the present. Drawing from US military and interventionist history, lessons from Nuremberg and the UN's own voting records, the two Chronologies, exhaustively researched and annotated, illustrate a heart-wrenching history of senseless butchery and democracy deterred. In this context, the only fitting question for a nation still reeling from the wake-up call of Sept. 11th is "How can they not hate us?" In his newest offering, Churchill demands that the American public shake off its collective unconscious and take responsibility for the criminality carried out in its name.
Ward Churchill (Keetoowah Cherokee) is professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder. A member of the leadership council of Colorado AIM (American Indian Movement), he is a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. A prolific writer and lecturer, he has authored, co-authored or edited more than 20 books and 4 AK Press Audio CD’s.