Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just Added - Morality to Change the World at UC

Friday, April 16th- 7:00-9:30 pm

at University of Chicago

Co-sponsored by Secular Student Alliance U of C and Revolution Books

A Communist, A Scientist, and A Priest Sat Down To Discuss...

Morality To Change the World

With Sunsara Taylor, PZ Myers, & Bob Bossie, SCJ

University of Chicago Hutchinson Commons 5706 S. University Avenue

see below for more info

Friday, April 2, 6 pm - Author Presentation and Panel Discussion
A Special Event
co-hosted by Revolution Books and Barbara's Bookstore
Presented at Barbara's Bookstore 1218 S. Halsted St.

Guantanamo Lawyers cover
Inside a Prison Outside the Law

The Event will feature a Panel Discussion with:
Jonathan Hafetz
, GUANTANAMO LAWYERS co-editor and attorney with the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Jonathan has represented detainees held in Guantanamo.
H. Candace Gorman Civil Rights attorney currently representing two Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Aziz Huq
, University of Chicago Law School Assistant Professor of Law.

THE GUANTANAMO LAWYERS contains over one hundred personal narratives from attorneys who have represented detainees held at "GTMO" as well as at other overseas prisons, from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to secret CIA jails or "black sites." Mark Denbeaux and Jonathan Hafetz-themselves lawyers for detainees-collected stories that cover virtually every facet of Guantánamo, and the litigation it sparked. Together, these moving, powerful voices create a historical record of Guantánamo's legal, human, and moral failings, and provide a window into America's catastrophic effort to create a prison beyond the law. -

--------- This Event is Free and Open to the Public --------

Friday, April 16th 7:00-9:30 pm - University of Chicago

Co-sponsored by Secular Student Alliance U of C and Revolution Books

A Communist, A Scientist, and A Priest Sat Down To Discuss...

Morality To Change the World

With Sunsara Taylor, PZ Myers, & Bob Bossie, SCJ

University of Chicago
Hutchinson Commons
5706 S. University Avenue


PZ Myers is an associate biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) and the author of the most-widely read science blog Pharyngula. PZ works with zebrafish in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), and also cultivates an interest in cephalopods. He is a public critic of intelligent design (ID) and of the creationist movement in general and is an activist in the creation-evolution controversy. PZ Myers is an outspoken atheist and vocal skeptic of all forms of religion, superstition, and pseudoscience.

Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution Newspaper, a host of WBAI's Equal Time for Free Thought, and sits on the Advisory Board of World Can't Wait. She has written on the rise of theocracy, wars and repression in the U.S., led in building resistance to these crimes, and contributed to the movement for revolution to put an end to all this. She takes as her foundation the new synthesis on revolution and communism developed by Bob Avakian. You can find her impressive verbal battles with Bill O'Reilly and various political commentary on things from abortion to religion by searching "Sunsara Taylor" on youtube.

Bob Bossie, SJC, is a member of the international Catholic order of Priests of the Sacred Heart and a 30 year staff member of the 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago , where he works on issues of peace, human rights, economic justice and nonviolence. He has spoken and traveled widely (the Middle East, Latin America), and has been arrested and jailed on numerous occasions for engaging in nonviolent resistance actions. As a founding member of Voices in the Wilderness, he traveled to Iraq with medical supplies in direct violation of US/UN sanctions against that country.

Wednesday, April 21, 7pm - Author Presentation and Book Signing
Author Jonathan Metzl will speak about his new book

Protest Psych cvr
How Schizophrenia Became a
Black Disease

Jonathan Metzl is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Women's Studies and Director of the Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also authored Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs.

In the 1960s, the psychiatric diagnosis of schizophrenia morphed from a malady suffered by sensitive white intellectuals to one of disaffected, angry black men. Psychiatric professor Metzl explores changes in the profession from the 1920s to today but focuses particularly on the 1960s, which saw violent protests against racial discrimination. Metzl details the social, political, and cultural influences behind debates within the profession about what constituted mental illness. Drawing on case studies from Michigan's now-defunct Asylum for Insane Criminals in Ionia, 130 miles from racially volatile Detroit, Metzl illustrates how schizophrenia became a racialized disease. He analyzes black cultural allusions to double consciousness, from W. E. B. DuBois to modern-day rappers who have adapted notions of schizophrenia in response to American racism or as a social diagnosis of white America itself. Metzl also examines shortcomings in American society and the psychiatric profession in particular, which resisted the notion that violent responses to racism might have been rational. An enlightening look at how those in power define aberrant behavior and evade self-analysis.
--Vanessa Bush - Booklist
Saturday April 24th, 3pm Special Film Screening

featuring Paleontologist Paul Sereno

Presented At the Chopin Theater

1543 West Division St, Chicago

Crocs and Dinos

When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs

Film Screening, Presentation and Q&A

A fundraising collaboration with

Project Exploration

and Revolution Books

Suggested Donation - Adults $10, students are free

In this recent film from National Geographic, paleontologist Paul Sereno introduces five new species of crocodiles that lived amongst - and even hunted - dinosaurs in Cretaceous Africa. The diverse lifestyles of these bizarre animals shed new light on the evolution of crocodiles. Sereno contrasts the ecological roles of modern and ancient crocs and explores the amazing common adaptations that have allowed crocs to survive successfully for 200 million years.

When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs depicts the science as well as the process behind the discovery. Sereno's team used an array of scientific and artistic methods to bring their dynamic story to both an academic and a general audience. In addition to examining the fossil record, Sereno and his colleagues observed, filmed, and dissected modern crocodiles to understand their design and physiology. Computer tomography revealed the braincase and other internal structures of the skull. Cutting-edge artists brought the extinct crocs to life through illustration, flesh modeling, and computer animation. The resulting 144 page publication and full-length National Geographic film, released simultaneously in November 2009, have received acclaim and interest from scientists and enthusiasts around the world.


"I see paleontology as 'adventure with a purpose.' How else to describe a science that allows you to romp in remote corners of the globe, resurrecting gargantuan creatures that have never been seen? And the trick to big fossil finds? You've got to be able to go where no one has gone before."

- Paul Sereno

In 1999 Sereno co-founded Project Exploration, a nonprofit science education organization that makes science accessible to the public-especially minority youth and girls-through personalized experiences with scientists and science. Project Exploration involves the public in the excitement of scientific discovery.

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