...and for the April 11 Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World
REVOLUTION issue #224 announced two big upcoming events in the centerspread. These were the release of the book BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian; and a major event on April 11 in New York, "On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World." Taken together, these initiatives can have a major impact on people's thinking at a time when, suddenly, new possibilities are in the air.
BAsics will concentrate more than 30 years of Avakian's work on everything standing between humanity and complete emancipation into a single concise book of essential quotes and short essays. This book can not only introduce many many more people to the thinking of someone who has put communism back on the agenda as a vital and viable force-it can play a major role in bringing forward and forging a new wave of revolutionaries. To look at the table of contents is to look at the key questions that present themselves to someone agonizing over the question of whether and how they can actually change the world in a fundamental and meaningful way. We're going to be talking more about BAsics over the weeks to come-for now, though, we want to alert people that we expect the book to be out sometime in mid- to late March and to encourage people now to get out there to raise money to enable the book not only to be printed, but to be promoted in a serious way. (read more)
April 11--A Time to Celebrate
To mark this book's publication, on Monday, April 11, Harlem Stage in New York Citywill be the venue for a major cultural celebration: "On the Occasion of the Publication ofBAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World." This event will bring together well-known musicians, writers and actors, and people from the community and the youth. People from different perspectives and different spheres-but all animated by celebrating revolution and the vision of a new world, and taking the publication of BAsicsas a very appropriate time to do that-will come together. (read more)
To purchase tickets online for April 11 event, go to Revolution Books NYC-April 11.
Organize people to raise funds to send a delegation to the celebration and bring the reverberations from the event back to your area.
Take up the BAsics Challenge!
Help raise $60,000 needed for printing and promotion of BAsics and for April 11 "On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World" event at the Harlem Stage in New York.
See venue info and host committee for April 11 event below...