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Schooled by Struggle: How Black Radicals Teach Us, in the Classroom and Beyond

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library • 41 Geneva Avenue • Dorchester

Two weeks from today 6/24 at BPL Grove Hall: "Schooled By Struggle: How Black Radicals Teach Us, in the classroom and beyond." From Richard Wright's influential memoir Black Boy to the autobiography of political exile Assata Shakur, the writings of African American radicals retain the power to teach and inspire. What can we learn today by studying the experiences and reflections of past generations of radical activists? In an era where our public schools themselves are sites of growing struggles, what can previous generations of radicals teach us today that can help to strengthen our community movements for social justice, in the classroom... and beyond?

Please join us for a panel discussion and community dialogue, featuring speakers: Mimi Jones, Nino Brown, Tony Van Der Meer, Joseph G. Ramsey, and Jessie Gardner. The conversation will be hosted by Dorotea Manuela and Suren Moodliar of Encuentro Cinco.

Free lunch will be provided! 

For more information, please contact Joe Ramsey, jgramsey@gmail.com

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