Monday, February 16, 2015

Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
Black History Month comes at a time when we've seen a massive struggle for justice--beginning with the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri, in August--unlike anything since the Black liberation struggle of the 1960s. Big questions are posed. Why--more than two centuries after the founding of this country and 50 years after the events depicted in the film Selma--are Black people still oppressed, still brutally discriminated against, and still brutalized and murdered by the police? In celebration of Black History Month, Revolution Books invites you to a series of events in February:  
Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 PMFred Hampton
Film showing and discussion: This 1971 film documents the life of Fred Hampton and uncovers the crime of his brutal murder by Chicago police on December 4, 1970. The film movingly portrays Fred's dedication to revolution, his public speeches, and his role in organizing the Black Panther Party in Chicago. At a moment when the movement of resistance against police brutality and murder has once again come under attack, here in Chicago and across the country, this film is a must-see for anyone concerned about justice.
Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
Salon: Join an informal discussion of this important new book by Edward E. Baptist. We will listen to a recent interview with the author that aired on The Michael Slate Show and talk about some key themes:
  • The untold story of the personal narratives of formerly enslaved people collected in interviews during the 1930s
  • The expansion of the U.S. slave system over 2 centuries as capitalism was consolidated
  • How the profits from American slavery were reaped by capitalists world-wide  
This history underscores the statement by Bob Avakian: 
"There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. That is a simple and basic truth."

Revolution Books announces a series of events in celebration of 
Author Event: Elaine Hegwood Bowen shares her recollections of what life was like growing up in Englewood when her parents migrated to Chicago from the South in the early 1950s and purchased a home there in 1959. She grounds her stories in exciting childhood adventures, as well as the cultural happenings of the time, discussing such issues as Dr. Martin Luther King, race riots, and integration. She provides a glimpse into what this Chicago neighborhood was once like. The author has been featured on Richard Steele's "Barber Shop" show on Vocalo and in the Museum of Contemporary Art's "Welcome to the Neighborhood" series now she joins us at Revolution Books for Black History Month.

These events are free; we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books open and growing. If you are on Facebook, please  join this event there and invite friends!

Friday, February 13, 2015

We received the following message from the local BA Everywhere Committee:

Sunday, February 15, 4-7pm

BA Everywhere Potluck Dinner  Fundraiser 
to Support the UPCOMING FILM  
"Revolution and Religion
The Fight for Emancipation and Role of Religion
A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian"
Click here   to watch the film trailer
Quaker House  5615 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hyde Park (Chicago)  
Bring a Dish to Share or $10 

(No one will be turned away.)

Come Together to:
   * Break bread with friends, old and new.
   * Get deeper into this Dialogue.
   * Make plans for a major breakout of the NEW FILM OF THE    
   * Rise the money needed to make this film known Everywhere.
Invite others.  Volunteers needed.
This dinner is hosted by and is a benefit for the BA Everywhere campaign, a national campaign to raise large sums of money so that Bob Avakian's radical vision and strategy for revolution becomes known throughout society.

RSVP and for more information:
Chicago BA Everywhere Committee
312 860-8167

Monday, February 9, 2015

7 PM, Thursday, February 12 -

Darwin Day Screening of  
"Inherit the Wind"

Veronica Drantz will join us in discussion following the film.

Join us to celebrate Darwin's birthday, Feb. 12, with a screening of"Inherit the Wind," Stanley Kramer's classic 1960 film about 
the notorious 1925 Scope's trial, and discussion following with Veronica Drantz. Based on a true story, "Inherit the Wind" dramatizes the trial of a Tennessee teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of state law at that time.  

Charles Darwin is the scientist who, in the 1850s, discovered how all life on Earth evolved from common ancestry. His discoveries caused a genuine revolution in human thought and understanding. In today's world, without the science of evolution, there would be no science. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world, a day to "inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth." We will be joined by Veronica Drantz in discussion following the film. Veronica holds a PhD in physiology and has been teaching medical professionals for over 4 decades and, as she put it, is someone who "flaunts her atheism" along with her insistence on a scientific approach. 

This event is free; we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books open and growing. If you are on Facebook, please join our event there and invite friends!

We recommend:
The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism; Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters
by Ardea Skybreak

"This book will be of tremendous benefit to many..."
- Richard Leakey

"This is a lively, entertaining and even important book. I would highly recommend it for all academic collections: college, university and even high school and middle school. Anyone that passionately cares about science and rationality could do worse than have such a book in their personal collections as well." 
- John Dupuis, Confessions of a Science Librarian 

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