Sep 30, 2015 @ 6:30pm 2082 Lexington Avenue The legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966, continues to inspire people all over the world who want to challenge state violence and fight for genuine freedom and justice. With several thousand members at their height, the Panthers were by far the largest revolutionary … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn from the Black Panthers?
The April 29, meeting of the Brooklyn Branch of International Socialist Organization (ISO) (Proposed Agenda below) Anti-black racism has been critically important to the US ruling class for nearly as long as there has been a US ruling class. In a country built on slavery and permeating with anti-black racism to this day, they have conjured all manner of slanders to justify the … [Read more...] about The Social Construction of Racism
Join discussions of Black Liberation and Socialism by Ahmed Shawki (Haymarket Books). We will discuss the history of the struggle against racism and how it relates to today’s growing movement against police brutality. We will meet Tuesday evenings at 7 PM (Jan 13, 20, 27). Readings for the first meeting are the Introduction and chapters 1-4. We will meet in the back of Halal … [Read more...] about Bklyn Meetup: Black Liberation & Socialism
From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power Wednesday May 28 Brooklyn Free School 372 Clinton Ave (between Greene and Lafayette) G or C to Clinton-Washington stop Discussion of a book review of a fantastic book titled At the Dark End of the Street from the International Socialist Review. The review is available here. The history laid out in At Dark End of the Street offers a … [Read more...] about Women, Race, and Class
The New School and Haymarket Books present Danny Glover and other special guests discussing the new book: The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 Edited by Göran Olsson, Featuring Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael, and a foreword by Danny Glover Doors at 7 PM. Book-signing to follow. The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 – 1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom … [Read more...] about The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 with Danny Glover
Join S.O.A.D (Students of the African Diaspora) for an evening with Aaron Dixon. In an era of stark racial injustice and decisive action, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes - in a memoir that begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a … [Read more...] about Aaron Dixon: My Life as a Black Panther
Join the Brooklyn Branch of the ISO to discuss: Black Feminism & Intersectionality by Sharon Smith Featured in the latest issue of International Socialist Review Excerpt from the article: “Although we are in essential agreement with Marx’s theory as it applied to the very specific economic relationships he analyzed, we know that his analysis must be extended further in order … [Read more...] about Black Feminism & Intersectionality