Recent Programming at Revolution Books since the opening of the new bookstore in Harlem, November 2015

Wrestling with revolution and a radically new world
-- the history and the future:


November 21, 2015
"Why Bob Avakian and the New Synthesis of Communism Is Such a Big Deal at Revolution Books" -- Informal talk and Q&A with Andy Zee

November 22, 2015
"Everything You've Been Told About Communism Is Wrong: Capitalism Is A Failure, Revolution Is The Solution" -- Informal talk and Q&A with Raymond Lotta

December 12, 2015
There IS a Way Out of This Madness! Talk by Andy Zee
From Syria to San Bernardino, from Chicago to Paris to Colorado Springs... heavy shit is going down. But now is not the time to seek shelter. Out of the storms today and the coming storms tomorrow, we can fight through to a radically new, and far better, world!

December 20 and 27, 2015
"BA Speaks: Revolution -- Nothing Less" – screening and discussion of film of a talk by Bob Avakian

January 31, 2016
 A meeting to discuss Six Historic Resolutions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

February 20, 2016
A screening of the film of the historic 4-hour Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian originally held at Riverside Church in November 2014: "REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion." Discussion afterwards with co-director of the film, Andy Zee

February 6, 2016
Book Club at Brooklyn Museum's "First Saturday," hosted by Andy Zee of Revolution Books
“From the revolutionary legacy of the Black Panther Party to the communist revolution we need today” Drawing from Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin, and From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist by Bob Avakian

April 9, 2016
An Introduction and Discussion of a Major New Work from Bob Avakian:
"The Science, The Strategy, The Leadership for an Actual Revolution, and a Radically New Society on the Road to Real Emancipation"

Author programs, revealing the stories of those this society has cast aside:

November 15, 2015
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Kenyan novelist, essayist, memoirist, in conversation with RB spokesperson Andy Zee at the Grand Opening of Revolution Books

January 14
, 2016
Andy Worthington, author ofThe Guantánamo Files: Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prisonon the Successful Battle to Free Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo, co-sponsored by World Can’t Wait

January 28, 2016
Ned & Constance Sublette,
authors of the new book The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, in conversation with Andy Zee

February 10, 2016
Herb Boyd (author Baldwin’s Harlem) presenting Baldwin's America: Reading/Discussion Series at Revolution Books

Feb 11, 2016
Henry Chalfant, on the occasion of the paperback release of Subway Art and the new book Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now, in conversation with Andy Zee

February 24, 2016
Benefit Evening for RB with Kwame Anthony Appiah speaking on his new book W.E.B. Du Bois and His Intellectual Development, in conversation with Raymond Lotta

March 22, 2016
A. Igoni Barrett, Nigerian author with his new novel Blackass, in conversation with Andy Zee

April 7, 2016
Mary E. Buser with her new book, a scathing exposure: Lockdown on Rikers, in conversation with Revolution Books manager C. Clark Kissinger

May 5, 2016
D. Watkins from the streets of Baltimore with his new book The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, in conversation with Andy Zee

July 13, 2016
Susan Cahan, Yale art scholar with her new book, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, in conversation with Andy Zee

August 4, 2016
George Mallinkcrodt, a whistleblower and author of Getting Away With Murder– about the torture of the mentally ill in the Florida State prison system, in conversation with Carl Dix

August 19, 2016
Yaa Gyasi, Nigerian-American novelist, with her new book Homegoing, in conversation with Andy Zee

August 31, 2016
Greg Tate, cultural critic and author with his new book, Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader, in conversation with Andy Zee

September 13, 2016
Clara Bingham,
historian with her new oral history of the 60s: Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul, in conversation with Carl Dix

September 15, 2016
Chinelo Okparanta,
award-winning Nigerian-born writer with her novel about growing up lesbian in Nigeria during the Biafran war, Under the Udala Trees,in conversation with Sunsara Taylor

 
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November 19, 2015
Report back from University of Missouri: Carl Dix
and Sunsara Taylor, recently returned from Univ. of Missouri, where as a result of protests by students and Black football players, the university president was forced to resign. 

December 15, 2015
“The Abortion Rights Emergency -- Stop the War on Women” A forum with Sunsara Taylor, Merle Hoffman and Sikivu Hutchinson

June 11, 2016
“The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationisma presentation and discussion.

June 22, 2016
“What is the Relationship between Capitalism-Imperialism and the Oppression of Gay People?”
a presentation and discussion in the wake of the Orlando massacre.

July 20, 2016
“A Revolutionary Response to the Election Conventions: Overthrow, Don't Vote For, The System” with Andy Zee 

July 24, 2016
Andy Zee, Carl Dix and Herb Boyd on “A Few Bad Cops or Something Deeper?”-- an official event of the Harlem Book Fair 2016

Cultural programs:

First Fridays of each month:
Future People Open Mic -- Sponsored by the NYC Revolution Club

November 21, 2015
Concert: "Burnt Sugar & Molasses:
a night poets and musicians explore the Art of Resistance, Love and Revolution"
Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber, poets Kraal Kayo Charles, Joel Francis and Brad Walrond

November 21, 2015
Children's Hour -- A reading for children with Malika Lee Whitney

December 12, 2015
Children's Reading -- Javaka Steptoe, author and illustrator reading from his book: Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
December 13, 2015
Art Exhibition and Benefit Sale for RB – featuring political posters from the 70s, 80s, 90s, art prints and lithographs, masks and sculptures from Africa, posters from revolutionary China, including worksby Keith Haring, Dread Scott, Christo, Faith Ringgold, Kyle Goen

Dec 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve Party at Revolution Books: A new year, another way.

June 30, 2016
TRAPPED, screening of film on onerous new regulations of abortion clinics, from award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, who spoke after the screening by Skype

April 9, 2016
Concert: Bruce Mack's “Zone of Conflict: Space Blues&Dream-State Narratives of a Slave-Diver's Internal Conflict,” A quartet led by vocalist Bruce Mack (voice & percussion) with Aquah Tcherbu Beal (percussion), Pete Cummings (bass), Jimmie Lee (guitar)