Revolution #54, July 23, 2006
You’re invited to an evening of readings and conversation of Bob Avakian’s memoir, From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist.
Join us at the delicious Uptown Juice Bar, located at 54 W. 125th St. between Lenox and 5th Aves, in New York City.
Monday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
- Aladdin, comedian and playwright
- Herb Boyd, journalist, Amsterdam News
- Gamal Abdel Chasten, playwright and performer with Universes
- Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
- Lara Stapleton, writer
- Tevin Thomas, musician, educator
Bob Avakian has written a memoir containing three unique but interwoven stories. The first tells of a white middle-class kid growing up in ‘50s America who goes to an integrated high school and has his world turned around; the second of a young man who overcomes a near-fatal disease and jumps with both feet into the heady swirl of Berkeley in the ‘60s; and the third of a radical activist who matures into a tempered revolutionary communist leader. If you think about the past or if you urgently care about the future… if you want to hear a unique voice of utter realism and deep humanity… and if you dare to have your assumptions challenged and your stereotypes overturned… then you won’t want to miss this book.
“Bob Avakian is a long distance runner in the freedom struggle against imperialism, racism and capitalism. His voice and witness are indispensable in our efforts to enhance the wretched of the earth. And his powerful story of commitment is timely.”
“A truly interesting account of Bob Avakian’s life, a humanizing portrait of someone who is often seen only as a hard-line revolutionary. I can understand why Bob Avakian has drawn so many ardent supporters. He speaks to people’s alienation from a warlike and capitalist society, and holds out the possibility for radical change.”
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