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|Author Michael Staudenmaier on the Sojourner Truth Organization|
|Date||Saturday July 21|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Green Arcade Bookstore
1680 Market St
Truth and Revolution author Michael Staudenmaier discusses the history and legacy of the Sojourner Truth Organization – a revolutionary Leninist group active in the 1970s with an interesting critique of whiteness. Don’t miss it!
Founded in Chicago in 1969 from the rubble of the recently crumbled SDS, the Sojourner Truth Organization (STO) brought working-class consciousness to the forefront of New Left discourse, sending radicals back into the factories and thinking through the integration of radical politics into everyday realities. Through the influence of founding members like Noel Ignatiev and Don Hamerquist, STO took a Marxist approach to the question of race and revolution, exploring the notion of “white skin privilege,” and helping to lay the groundwork for the discipline of critical race studies.