Wednesday, March 25, 2015



SPREAD the Word on Social Media - March 28 
Online Launch & Premieres in 9 Cities 
Revolution and Religion: Emancipation and the Role of Religion 
- A Dialogue Between Cornel West & Bob Avakian


Here's 4 things you can do right now to spread the word to prepare for the  DVD Premiere and online launch this Saturday...

1.  SPREAD the TRAILER and preview clips of the film everywhere online:
Trailer:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP636l7vXYs
Clip From the Film:   "Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?"  

2.  Twitter & Instagram: Spread the hashtags #CornelAndBAfilm #RevolutionAndReligion
Follow   @RevBooksNYC (Revolution Books NYC, co producer of the Dialogue film). 
Pastebin link:    http://pastebin.com/py98evQZ

3.  JOIN the  Facebook event page and INVITE all your friends.
There is one Facebook event page for the nationwide film launch.

4.  In everything you do online, send people to   www.revcom.us.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


March 28, Saturday 3-7 pm 

Premiere Screening and Online Launch of the High-Quality Film
 
Revolution and Religion
The Fight for Emancipation
  and the Role of Religion

  -- A Dialogue Between
  Cornel West & Bob Avakian



Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL
(1 block east of Cottage Grove in Hyde Park)
Doors open at 2:30 pm
Reception follows at 7:15 pm

You may also get tickets or more information here:
Chicago BA Everywhere Committee
baeverywhereinchicago@gmail.com
(312) 860-8167
Revolution Books  773 489-0930
 $20 & $10 Regular tickets

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$50 & $100 Premium tickets

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wed, March 18 - Friday, March 27  http://revcom.us/revolution-and-religion/index.html

Join us in carrying out the revcom.us call to "Seize the Time: Into the Streets and Out to the People:"
 
"Right now, making these two things-the online launch and premieres of the film of the Dialogue (Bob Avakian and Cornel West, REVOLUTION AND RELIGION; The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion) and #ShutdownA14 - really big is the major way to act on the while situation. And again, wha t we do maters-and at a time this, it is magnified."

Right now, we call on everyone reading this to give as much time and effort and ideas as you

possibly can to massively flyer, get out posters, work social media, break into regular media, and in one way or another get people informed about and organized to be part of both these crucial efforts. (Read article at Revcom.us and also "4 Points on Organizing for the Premiers"). 

INITIAL SCHEDULE FOR CHICAGO - 

Click here for the plans through Sunday 3/22.  .  Some details are still being worked out.  For this to work, people need to regularly call the phone numbers listed below with your ideas and to get more details and additions.  You can also email revbookschi@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Saturday March 21, 6pm
Fundraiser Hosted by Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago
Wicker Park Lutheran Church
1500 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
 

Stolen Lives Fundraising Dinner 

$20 general admission, $10 for students and unemployed

A fundraising dinner to honor families whose loved ones were killed by police. Funds raised will contribute to the thousands of dollars needed to spread the word and organize people into action for April 14th.
With only a few days left to get out to friends, families and others who can be invited to this special evening to honor the Stolen Lives Families. The quote below, from the letter by a student, captures the essence and power this event can have to people.

“As the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and other activists, prepare for a national day of action against police brutality on April 14th, we face many challenges, but all of them pale in comparison to the hardship and loss that you have endured, and whenever we find our motivation and resolve waning, it is to you that our thoughts turn -- not only how each of you has lost something precious and irrecoverable, not only how you never saw any justice done for that loss, but how you still struggle against intimidation and repression every day to raise your voice on behalf of the loved ones that were stolen from you.”

Our charge is to celebrating these voices, raise funds and building support for A14.  What follows is a basic out line (which can be adjusted) but can give us an overview on what needs to be done to have the most successful dinner/program possible. Please get in touch with me if there are questions or adjustments that need to be made or others who want to volunteer. I will be calling to make sure we are all on the same page and if there more ideas from all of you. Jessie 773-329-5014  
STOP POLICE MURDER. #ShutDownA14

RSVP Jessie Davis 773-329-5014 

Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago
@StopMassIncChi 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hear Carl Dix Today, Sunday March 15 2pm,
Carl Dix

"Police Terror, The Savage Oppression of Black People and The Revolutionary Way to End All These Horrors"

March 15,  2-4 pm
Kleo Center
119 E. Garfield (55th Street)
(the CTA Green Line Garfield (55th St) stop is 2 blocks east)

Join/spread this event on Facebook

Carl Dix, long-time revolutionary leader and the co-founder of Stop Mass Incarceration with Cornel West, is in Madison right now at a rally of hundreds of high school students protesting the police murder of Tony Robinson. CNN is covering it live. This outpouring of defiant outrage is exactly what's needed in Madison and everywhere, today and on April 14. See the SMIN national website What Should April 14 look like? Like Madison on March 9 and today!

Carl will talk about "Police Terror, The Savage Oppression of Black People and The Revolutionary Way to End All These Horrors". And he will talk about the national plan for April 14, the day to Shut Down Business As Usual to re-seize the initiative to STOP the police murder of Black and Brown people and the whole genocidal program of mass incarceration.

At this moment when the powers-that-be are trying to shut down the resistance that rose up so powerfully last fall, Carl's revolutionary message can be an important key to unlock the anger, determination, and desire to end the abuses that continued to beat strongly in the hearts of the many thousands who stood up and many more who were jolted awake by the uprising about the constant terror and demeaning of Black people.

Here is Carl's statement on Madison & A14 

Here is a link to a New Message from Carl Dix on #ShutDownA14

For more information contact:
Revolution Books
(773) 489-0930

Saturday, March 14, 2015

"Women of the Black Chicago Renaissance" 
presented by Brian Dolinar, editor 
Saturday, March 14, 2 PM


     
Author Presentation and Reading 
Saturday, March 14, 2pm
Revolution Books
    
Revolution Books is excited to welcome back Brian on the occasion of the publication in paperback of his groundbreaking book, The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers. He will present on the women of the literary and cultural movement known as the "Black Chicago Renaisance" in the 1930s. Drawing from his book, he will highlight African American women such as dancer Katherine Dunham and poet & novelist Margaret Walker who worked on the Illinois Writers' Project, as part of the WPA established by President Roosevelt. He will also talk about the group of women who first recovered the history of Chicago's Black founder, Jean Baptist Point Du Sable. This event is free and we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books growing.
  
Women of WPA
"Women of the Du Sable Memorial Society, 1933."
  

Brian Dolinar is a scholar of African American literature and culture from the Depression era. He is editor of  The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers (University of Illinois Press, 2013), and author of  The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). He has taught history and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His writings have appeared in African American Review, Langston Hughes Review, Southern Quarterly, and Studies in American Humor.

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The Negro in Illinois, The WPA Papers
Dolinar


A unique chronicling of African American history, The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers was originally produced during the 1930's Depression era by the Illinois Writers' Project, a program of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) under President Roosevelt. Headed by Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps and white proletarian writer Jack Conroy, The Negro in Illinois employed major Black writers in Chicago during the 1930s, including Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and Katherine Dunham. Doing interviews and scouring old newspapers and courthouse records, the writers told the story of the African American experience in Illinois. They wrote about music, the movement to abolish slavery, sports and housing, from the beginnings of slavery to the Great Migration. After Roosevelt pulled the plug on the project in 1942, most of the writings went unpublished for more than half a century...until now.
 
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