Tuesday, March 1
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.
In her new book “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation”, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.
We are beginning a study series on this book. Our meeting on March 1st will focus on the Introduction, titled “Black Awakening in Obama’s America.”
If you don’t yet have the book, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a pdf of the introduction. We will have copies of the book for sale at the meeting. The book can also be ordered online.
We will also devote part of this meeting to our local organizing efforts.