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.
Premiered Online October 19
A film of a speech by Bob Avakian
If you have agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.
If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you. If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.
This film is co-produced by The Bob Avakian Institute and the Revolution Books Educational Fund.
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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