[act-ma] 8/16 “A People’s Guide to Greater Boston” with Eleni Macrakis, Suren Moodliar and Joseph Nevins

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Fri Aug 14 12:09:56 PDT 2020

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☀ CCB Sunday-August 16 @11AM: “A People’s Guide to Greater Boston” with 
Eleni Macrakis, Suren Moodliarand Joseph Nevins
*CCB Virtual Sunday*
*August 16th at 11 am*

        *“*A People’s Guide to Greater Boston*”*

        *with **Eleni Macrakis,
        Suren Moodliar, and Joseph Nevins*

*/Join co-authors, Eleni Macrakis, Suren Moodlair and Joseph Nevins, for 
a discussion about their book A People’s Guide to Greater Boston./*

/A People’s Guide to Greater Boston/ reveals the region’s richness and 
vibrancy in ways that are neglected by traditional area guidebooks and 
obscured by many tourist destinations. Affirming the hopes, interests, 
and struggles of individuals and groups on the receiving end of unjust 
forms of power, the book showcases the ground-level forces shaping the 
city. Uncovering stories and places central to people’s lives over 
centuries, this guide takes readers to sites of oppression, resistance, 
organizing, and transformation in Boston and outlying neighborhoods and 
municipalities—from Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn to Concord and Plymouth.

It highlights tales of the places and people involved in movements to 
abolish slavery; to end war and militarism; to achieve Native 
sovereignty, racial equity, gender justice, and sexual liberation; and 
to secure workers’ rights. In so doing, this one-of-a-kind guide points 
the way to a radically democratic Greater Boston, one that sparks social 
and environmental justice and inclusivity for all.

*Joseph Nevins* was born and raised in the Dorchester section of Boston 
and is Professor of Geography at Vassar College. His books include /A 
Not-so-distant Horror: Mass Violence in East Timor/; /Dying to Live: A 
Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid/; and /Operation 
Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on “Illegals” and the Remaking of the 
US-Mexico Boundary./

*Suren Moodliar**, *a resident of Chelsea, Massachusetts, is both 
coordinator of /encuentro5/, a movement building space in Downtown 
Boston, and editor of the journal /Socialism and Democracy/. He coedited 
Noam Chomsky’s /Internationalism or Extinction /(2020). He completed an 
MA in Political Science and African Studies at the University of 
California, Los Angeles.

*Eleni Macrakis* grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and now works in 
the field of affordable housing development in the Greater Boston area. 
She holds a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University.

purchase this book 

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