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For the Liberation of Black People and the Emancipation of All Humanity

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Date:
Friday, February 09, 2024
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704

Video Showing & Discussion: "For the Liberation of Black People and the Emancipation of All Humanity" by Bob Avakian

One of the things that comes through most powerfully in Bob Avakian’s memoir1 is that a profound hatred for the oppression of Black people has been a defining part of Bob Avakian’s life from the time, as a teenager, he learned about the lives of the Black people with whom he developed deep ties of friendship.

Never feeling that, because he is white, “it is not his place” to be involved in the struggle against this oppression—but, on the contrary, determined to contribute whatever he could to this struggle—Bob Avakian (BA), from the time he worked closely with the Black Panther Party in its revolutionary days in the 1960s, has made the liberation of Black people a defining part of his life’s commitment and work.

As he developed as a revolutionary communist, and emerged as the foremost revolutionary leader and thinker in the world, this commitment has become even deeper and has been strongly interwoven with a dedication to the emancipation of all humanity from every form of oppression and exploitation.

"There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."
Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:1
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 5, 2024 11:55AM
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