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November 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Revolution Books is excited to be part of
Art on Ashland!
Art on Ashland brings visitors into East Village neighborhood spaces as well as the surrounding environment, inviting viewers to see the city itself as a studio for artists. Check out the Art on Ashland blog for all the events and exhibits happening on Saturday, Nov. 7, along Ashland Avenue.
Here at Revolution Books, we will feature photography by Victor Alegria, who has exhibited throughout the Chicago area, in Southern California, France, and Mexico. This collection features photographs of the Chicago cityscape, from familiar icons to the unknown, from unexpected angles. Artwork will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to support Revolution Books. We are also planning interactive projects and other surprises, so be sure to save the date. If you're on Facebook, please "join" our event there & invite friends!
Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm
James Kilgore will read from his new book,
Understanding Mass Incarceration, A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. Called "both field guide and primer,...[it] is an essential resource for those engaged in criminal justice activism as well as those new to the subject."
An excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration.
- Michelle Alexander
Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm
"On the 'Driving Force of Anarchy' and the Dynamics of Change
A Sharp Debate and Urgent Polemic: The Struggle for a Radically Different World and the Struggle for a Scientific Approach to Reality"
by Raymond Lotta
"The world is a horror. More precisely, the world created and reinforced by capitalism-imperialism is one of unjust wars and brutal occupations, of life-crushing poverty and savage inequality, of the pervasive subordination and degradation of women. This is a world--and here it is proper to speak of the planet--on which accelerating environmental crisis is not only part of the warp and woof of everyday life, but threatening the very ecological balances and life-support systems of Earth.
"The suffering of world humanity and the perilous state of the planet are, at their core, the outcome of the workings of the fundamental contradiction of our epoch: between highly socialized, interconnected, and globalized forces of production, on the one hand; and relations of private ownership and control over these forces of production, on the other. But locked within this contradiction is the potential for humanity to move beyond scarcity, beyond exploitation, and beyond social division--the potential to organize society on a whole different foundation that will enable human beings to truly flourish.
"Which is to say, the world as it is... is not the way it must and can only be."
Copies of the article are available at Revolution Books or you can read it here.
Saturday, November 21, 11 am
Book Club Discussion
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen, who hunts, wears trousers and cuts her hair short - and who gradually comes to realize that she is attracted to women. Charting her romantic and professional adventures during the First World War and beyond, the novel provoked a furor on first publication in 1928 for its lesbian heroine and led to a notorious legal trial for obscenity. Statements in support of Hall came from authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, H. L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, Ellen Glasgow, and John Dos Passos. Hall herself, however, saw the book as a pioneer work and today it is recognized as a landmark work of gay fiction.
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