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Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together nearly 20 authors and activists for this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair. We will host five different sessions that will put authors of new works in conversation with local organizers to help explore Black Reconstruction themes of land, education, labor, political power, and resistance.
Featuring: Jordon Camp, Dawn Phillips, Melissa Crosby, Damien Sojoyner, Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, Chela Delgado, Sónia Vaz Borges, Gaye Theresa Johnson, Alex Lubin, Seth Markle, Sanyika Bryant, Maisha Quint, Saba Waheed, Melissa Burch, Danielle Mahones, Jakobi Williams, Donna Willmott, and Richard Brown
BLACK RECONSTRUCTION IN OUR TIMES: A CPE TRACK AT THE 2017 ZINN BOOK FAIR
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November 19, 2017
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together authors from across the country with Bay Area organizers for a 5-session track at this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair on November 19, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus.
Last spring CPE organized the Reading Black Reconstruction Study Group where 50 local organizers and activists took on a collective study of WEB DuBois' monumental and essential book about the struggle against slavery and for Black political power at the turn of the 20th century. The resounding salience of the themes of DuBois’ Black Reconstruction in America for our times encouraged us to propose a track inspired by the book and the study group for the 2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair in November. The five-session track will put the authors of new works in conversation with organizers to help explore the Reconstruction themes of land, education, labor, political power, and resistance.
We hope you and your friends, family, comrades, and co-workers will join us this year at the 017 Howard Zinn Book Fair for RECONSTRUCTION IN OUR TIMES!
BLACK RECONSTRUCTION IN OUR TIMES Track Details:
Jordon Camp, editor (with Laura Pulido) of Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Clyde Woods
Dawn Phillips of Causa Justa Just Cause
and Melissa Crosby of the Black Land and Liberation Initiative
Damien Sojoyner, author of First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles
Chrissy Anderson-Zavala local educator and activist
Chela Delgado, local educator and activist
Sónia Vaz Borges, scholar and activist
POLITICAL POWER 1:30pm-2:30pm
Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin, editors of Futures of Black Radicalism
Seth Markle, author of A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974
Sanyika Bryant, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Maisha Quint, local activist and poet
Saba Waheed, author of Ready to Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles County
Melissa Burch, academic and activist
Danielle Mahones, UC Berkeley Labor Center,, National Black Workers Center
Jakobi Williams, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
Richard Brown, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, SF8, former political prisoner
Donna Willmott, former political prisoner, Catalyst Project
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