[act-ma] WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?: Oct. 29, Cornel West and Carl Dix Dialogue PART 2
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Sun Oct 24 20:46:09 PDT 2010
Below from Raymond Lotta. If you will be in NYC Oct 29, don't miss this event.
Even if you will not, please consider chipping in what you can to
keep Revolution Books NYC afloat - it's one of the few outlets where radical
ideas are disseminated to the public, where organizing takes place, etc.
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From: raymond lotta <raymondlotta at hotmail.com>
To: raymondlotta at hotmail.com
Sent: Sun, October 24, 2010 9:15:22 PM
Subject: Oct. 29, Cornel West and Carl Dix Dialogue PART 2
Dear friends and colleagues,
I strongly encourage you to attend this very important and timely exchange
between Cornel West and Carl Dix.
In the Age of Obama PART II
Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education:
WHAT FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH?
A DIALOGUE BETWEENCORNEL WESTAND CARL DIX
Friday, October 29, 7:00pm
Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall,
150 Convent Ave @ 135th. #1 to 137th
A REVOLUTION BOOKS BENEFIT EVENING
Check out two new videos on event at http://revolutionbooksnyc.org/
Tickets:$20. $10 for students with ID (very few of these left).
Premium Tickets $100 - includes special seating and DVD of the first Cornel
West/Carl Dix Dialogue on Obama at Harlem Stage on July 14, 2009).
$250 - includes all the above, plus a 1-year membership in Friends of Revolution
Books (10% off books, a gift, free admission to most events)
Best to buy your tickets early. Last year's program with Cornel West and Carl
Dix was sold out. Click here for ticket information, or call 212-691-3345
Proceeds from this event will benefit Revolution Books in NYC and the Prisoners
Revolutionary Literature Fund which provides subsidized subscriptions to
Revolution newspaper and other revolutionary literature to prisoners.
CORNEL WESTis one of America's most provocative public intellectuals and has
been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and
teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive
politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his “ferocious moral vision.”
Dr. West currently teaches at Princeton University.
CARL DIX is a longtime revolutionary and a founding member of the Revolutionary
Communist Party, USA. In 1970, Carl was one of the Fort Lewis 6, six GIs who
refused orders to go to Vietnam. He served 2 years in Leavenworth Military
Penitentiary for this stand. In 1985, Carl initiated the “Draw The Line”
statement, a powerful condemnation of the bombing of the MOVE house in
Philadelphia. In 1996, Carl was a co-founder of the October 22nd Coalition to
Stop Police Brutality. Carl coordinated the Katrina hearings of the 2006 Bush
Revolution Books: 146 W. 26th St., NYC, NY
212-691-3345 * www.revolutionbooksnyc.org
I want to personally invite you to come out, and to buy a $100 premium ticket
for the event. Be part of making the night a great success -- having big
societal impact and raising substantial funds so that Revolution Books can not
only continue, but become even more widely known.
“What Future for Our Youth?”The title of Cornel and Carl’s dialogue brings to
the surface one of the most egregious outrages of US society today. Nothing
remotely close to a real answer is on the table in the mid-term elections or in
mainstream media discourse. Stopped and frisked continually, massively
incarcerated, no jobs, living in fear of the police, or compelled into killing
for the US empire in the military--a system that offers no future to its youth,
should itself have no future. This is just one part of what fuels the defiant
spirit at Revolution Books to impact society and provide the place where people
can engage the books and ideas about a radically new way society could be. A
bookstore at the center of a movement for revolution.
Revolution Books is in the midst of a fund drive that must succeed–$70,000 is
needed by 1/31/2011, while at the same time the bookstore's Sustainer base of
Friends of Revolution Books must grow to 250 people, and sales must double, so
that the store can break even each month. The recession, past debt, and changes
in the book world make this fund drive essential.
We must not lose this store. That requires many people stepping out as Cornel
West is doing on October 29.
Our goal is to sell 60 premium tickets at $100*, and 40 premium tickets at
$250**. (Regular tickets are $20, students $10). If we succeed in all this, the
bookstore can raise $20,000 in one night-- one-third off the 2010 Fund Drive
I look forward to seeing you on October 29 at Harlem Stage.
To watch two great trailers for event go to: http://revolutionbooksnyc.org/
*$100 premium tickets include prime seating, after-party, DVD of 2009 dialogue
with Cornel and Carl on Obama
**$250 premium tickets include all that + membership in Friends of Revolution
Books—10% of books, free admission to most store events, and a gift
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