[act-ma] This Monday, When We Fight, We Win! by Greg Jobin-Leeds & AgitArte; Cambridge Homecoming 7:00 PM; May 16, 2016

Greg Jobin-Leeds gjl at democracyandeducation.us
Wed May 11 07:31:50 PDT 2016

Dear friends,
Please JOIN US for our Homecoming: This Monday, May 16, 7:00pm; PORTER SQUARE BOOKS
We have learned a lot from on the road.  I will be reading a piece about my parents experience in Germany in the 1930s and their reflections on the eerie similarities to this moment in politics.
Apologies if you receive this twice – it has been updated.

Please JOIN US for our Homecoming: Monday, May 16, 2016 7:00pm; PORTER SQUARE BOOKS
P L E A S E     F O R W A R D    W I D E L Y


"When We Fight, We Win! wins us over to the struggle for justice and freedom by sharing the passions, insights, and hard decisions made by ordinary people, to resist tyranny and oppression. It is ultimately a joyful book. We witness how we continue (despite the misery of countless disasters) as sister Maya Angelou reminded us, to rise."
    —Alice Walker, Author

Home Coming at Porter Square Books<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=b208f5de0e&e=50d9b58798>!

Co-authors Greg Jobin-Leeds, Jorge Díaz and Deymirie Hernández of AgitArte are coming home to end their 4 month book tour of WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=e7e66b7e18&e=50d9b58798>!

The book’s launch event in January at Harvard Books was jammed pack -- one of Harvard Books’ biggest events ever --  read about it in the Globe<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=0cd2cec64a&e=50d9b58798>.  Response to WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! has been overwhelming, with the first printing of 6,500 books selling out almost instantly.

It's been a tremendous tour >> The second printing has arrived! NYC, DC, Chicago, LA, Bay Area book events were FULL to overflowing! Let's keep the momentum going!

The authors have already captivated students at University of Connecticut, Harvard University, Colorado College, University of Colorado, high schools and more -- many have begun to adopt the book in their courses, and. Some campuses are considering WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! as a freshman or whole school read.
Interviews teaching guides and videos are up on our website and social media.  The co-authors have been featured on Democracy Now!<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=b358c043dd&e=50d9b58798>, Leonard Lopate<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=62b79e7826&e=50d9b58798>, Thom Hartmann<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=ca0e02fdb7&e=50d9b58798>, Uprising with Sonali<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=ce5764f08f&e=50d9b58798>, C-SPAN<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=9c57497875&e=50d9b58798>,  and more.  A Truthout “Progressive Pick of the Week”<http://whenwefightwewin.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed535f51bbb0886f9f4383b8e&id=fa1fb6159c&e=50d9b58798>, praise for WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! has been enormous.
The authors have collaborated with artists and activists on the ground to discuss local struggles to standing-room-only crowds at bookstores around the country.

Monday, May 16, 7:00 PM

This Monday, in Cambridge, at Porter Square Books, our dynamic team will be joined by:
·       Leonardo March, photojournalist based in Boston, MA, co curator of Shut it Down!, documenting Black Lives Matter activism in Boston.
·      Carlos Rojas, Save our Schools, Education and Immigrants Rights Organizer for Youth on Board and Boston Student Advisory Council
·      Alexie Torres- Fleming, philanthropic activist and Executive Director of Access Strategies Fund supporting movement leaders across Massachusetts.
·       Katherine Asunción of the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), a statewide immigrant youth-led organization based in Massachusetts;
·       David Goodman, Co-author with Amy Goodman of 4 New York Times Bestsellers and writing advisor to WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! ·       Other local movement artists and activists.

Also look forward to a performance by AgitArte!

Thumb through the pages of this stunning book! Cheer seminal initiatives gaining traction in the fight towards same-sex marriage, public education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, economic power, and ending mass incarceration. Be captivated by the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements.

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In Solidarity,
When We Fight, We Win! Team


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                                                                    —Mumia Abu Jamal, author, activist, & political prisoner

“A remarkable new book . . . One of the things that makes this book so unusual is the stunning artwork throughout.”
—Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

“When We Fight, We Win! portrays vividly, and creatively, how alone we may seem small, but together we can become a powerful force to make a better world. A timely and impressive work.”
—Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, MIT






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