Recent Programs Produced by the
Revolution Books Educational Fund
Shown on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Anthology Film Archives, New York
This talk from Bob Avakian (BA) provides a scientific understanding of the roots of this fascist regime—in the history of the U.S. and the deeper roots in the system of capitalism-imperialism. He does so with passion, humor, humanity, and a deep sense of history. He cuts into the deepest, most agonizing questions, first in the speech and then in a wide-ranging Questions and Answers.
The film was produced by the Bob Avakian Institute, the Revolution Books Educational Fund, and Revolution Books.
"An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden" with author Mary Schmidt Campbell and in conversation with Rev Books spokesperson Andy Zee. At Revolution Books NYC on February 22, 2019.
Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them" speaking on the book and in conversation with Andy Zee at Revolution Books NYC.
Author David Wallace-Wells speaking on his new book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" at Revolution Books NY on July 24, 2019. David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York magazine.
January 2020 Events Sponsored by the Revolution Books Educational Fund
► Thursday, January 23, 7pm, at Revolution Books NYC
Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal
with author Eric K. Washington
The story of the life of the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, the Harlem-based Black men at America’s most august railroad station. An account of the rich connection between Harlem and the railroads of the U.S… and the struggle against Jim Crow segregation.
► Thursday, January 30, 7pm, at Revolution Books NYC
Darwin's Apostles: The Men Who Fought to Have Evolution Accepted, Their Times, and How the Battle Continues
with co-author David Orenstein
The story of Darwin, his life, times, and some of the brave scientists who supported and advocated for the scientific theory of evolution…and how the battle continues today.
The Revolution Books Educational Fund, Inc. is a not for profit (501c3) incorporated in New York State. Established in August 2015, it is the public education partner of Revolution Books in NYC: "the bookstore about the whole world for a radically different world." Accordingly, we are dedicated to reaching the widest possible audiences to further deepen engagement about why the world is the way it is and the possibility of a radically different way the world could be.
A focus of our mission is to project and promote engagement and dialogue with the most advanced scientific framework for achieving human emancipation, through an actual revolution at the soonest possible time, the new communism developed by Bob Avakian. We do this through film showings of his talks on site and in the broader community, distributing complementary copies of his writings for broad consumption, salon discussions, debates, etc.
To fulfill its core mission, the Revolution Books Educational Fund, Inc. also fosters interaction and debate with the key political, intellectual and cultural trends in the world today. This, in the back and forth with the new communism, contributes to people being able to learn about the rich and complex history of humanity, the driving forces underlying the brutal reality of the contemporary world, and the possibilities for a very different world, one in which human beings could truly flourish.
What We Do
We host a wide range of authors, artists, filmmakers and revolutionary theorists on a regular basis; we bring their novels, history, and analysis of crucial developments in the world today, and their art, films, and imagination, to Revolution Books. We facilitate "hot topic" discussions about the injustices of the system, outbreaks of resistance, and sharp conflicts and turmoil in the world. We host special screenings of films of talks by Bob Avakian on site and in the community. And we host conferences and debates.
In our work and publicity, we continually reach out to and aim to build new and ever-expanding audiences: from the surrounding neighborhood in Harlem, from across NYC and the country, and other parts of the world. We distribute complimentary educational materials, including books, to high school and college classes, and to the incarcerated.
We disseminate our public programming in audiovisual and print format, and make this available on our website. Major programs are produced as DVDs and disseminated broadly via internet for public use, and through complementary distribution for educational purposes.
Some of the authors we have hosted are: Ambassador for Young People's Literature of the Library of Congress Jacqueline Woodson leading a workshop with middle school students in Harlem; Nicole Fleetwood with Aperture Magazine's Prison Nation; Garrard Conley with his memoir Boy Erased, now a major motion picture; Amplify Justice! a panel discussion with artists; a film screening of the film THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America A Better World IS Possible under a summer moonlit sky in Marcus Garvey Park; Paul Butler with Chokehold; Colson Whitehead with Underground Railroad and scores more.
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