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, 1125 Valencia St.
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together authors from across the country with Bay Area organizers for “Black Reconstruction in Our Times”, 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 during which 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 2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair for BLACK RECONSTRUCTION IN OUR TIMES!
BLACK RECONSTRUCTION IN OUR TIMES Track Details:
- Jordon T. 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
- Melissa Crosby, of the Black Land & 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, co-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