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|"Truth and Revolution" Book Talk w/ Author|
|Date||Sunday July 22|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S 7th St
Author Michael Staudenmaier will speak on his new book "Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969-1986." Join us for an informal event with conversation and light snacks. Copies of the book will be available for a discounted price $16.
Drawing on detailed archival research and oral interviews, Truth and Revolution skillfully combines social and intellectual history approaches to shed light on both the theory and the practice of STO. Perhaps most famous for its theoretical formulations of white skin privilege, the group also developed a novel analysis of class consciousness that reflected its commitment to an autonomist Marxism. In all the major arenas of its work—factory organizing, anti-imperialist solidarity, anti-nuclear and anti-fascist struggles, among many others—STO combined a strategic assessment of the urgent tasks facing an activist left with a theoretical sophistication that merits sustained attention. Historian Michael Staudenmaier also includes a final chapter linking the legacy of STO directly to the challenges facing twenty-first century radicals.
Sponsored by Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy and friends.
Co-sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center