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Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair
by Center for Political Education
Wednesday Nov 8th, 2017 3:04 PM
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

SAVE THE DATE!
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:

LAND 11:00am-12:00pm

Featuring:

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

EDUCATION 12:15pm-1:15pm

Featuring:

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

Featuring:

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

LABOR 2:45pm-3:45-pm

Featuring:

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

RESISTANCE 4:00pm-5:00pm

Featuring:

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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