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BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian
BAsics is a concise book of essential quotes and short essays by Bob Avakian that concentrates more than 30 years of work on everything standing between humanity and complete emancipation.
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April 5 Tuesday 7pm
Book Release Celebration for BAsics at Revolution Books
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian is a new book of quotes and essays from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. BAsics lays out and makes accessible essential building blocks of Avakian's thinking and his path-breaking leadership. Join us to celebrate the contributions of Bob Avakian, revolution, and the vision of a new world.
April 11, Monday, 7pm
Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall -- City College of New York
"On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics:
A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a Whole New World"
An evening of music, visual art, poetry and readings including musician Guillermo Brown; Richard Brown, former member Black Panther Party and co-founder of The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, founded by the SF8; Ruby Dee; poet and playwright reg e. gaines; Moist Paula Henderson, baritone sax player and composer; jazz musician David Murray; Outernational; Abiodun Oyewole from The Last Poets; Ted Rall, cartoonist and author; excerpts from Tapsloitation; and jazz musicians Matthew Shippand William Parker. And surprise guests.
A visual arts exhibition specially curated for the night will include the work of Derrick Adams, Richard Duardo, Skylar Fein, Kyle Goen, Dread Scott, SenOne and others to be announced.
The April 11 Host Committee, in association with New York Revolution Books, includes Aladdin, actor and playwright; Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, African American Studies and Communication Studies, UCLA *, Herb Boyd, journalist and author; Elaine Brower, National Steering Committee of World Can't Wait* and anti-war military mom; Dr. Robert Keith Collins, anthropologist; The Committee For the Defense of Human Rights, founded by the SF8; Carl Dix, founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party; Jessica Green, media maker and co-director, Maysles Cinema*; Nicholas Heyward, Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward, Jr. (murdered by the NYPD in 1994); Russ Jennings, theatre producer and writer; Erin Aubry Kaplan, journalist and author; Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary's Church*, Harlem; Mike Ladd, poet and music producer; Philip Maysles, visual artist, co-director, Maysles Cinema*; John Santos, musician; Matthew Shipp, musician; Dr. Tolbert Small, co-founder and physician at the Harriet Tubman Medical Office in East Oakland, CA and former physician to the founding chapter of the Black Panther Party; Clarence Taylor, professor of History, Baruch College*; Cornel West, Professor of Religion, Princeton University*; Robert M. Young, film maker and David Zeiger, film maker.
(* for identification purposes only)
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Announcing new release Tuesday, March 22
ALL PLAYED OUT
Words by Bob Avakian
Music by William Parker