Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

December 3, 2010

Tuesday 12/7: The Black Power Revolt of the 1960s

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 1:56 pm

Greetings from the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization:
Don’t miss our last big event of the semester, Tuesday at Barnard…


The Black Power Struggle of the 1960’s

w/ Keeanga Yahmatta-Taylor

Tuesday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Barnard, Diana Center, LL104
117th St & Broadway


For a generation of activists in the Black Power movement from the mid-1960’s into the 70’s, Black liberation seemed not just a theoretical possibility, but an immediate reality, achievable through the organization of Black people fighting on every front for their emancipation. Black Power became the rallying cry in uprisings across the country, as movement activists learned that legal rights meant nothing without the political power to enforce them.

Join the International Socialist Organization (ISO) with Socialist Worker columnist and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, to discuss this essential history and its lessons for anti-racist activists today.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a Ph.D candidate in the department of African American Studies at Northwestern University.  Her research is on race, class and American housing policies in the 1970s.  She wrote an award-winning paper based on her initial research on Blacks and housing discrimination called, “The Race Tax: Black Chicago’s Fight for Homeownership.”  She is active in local housing struggles in Chicago and is an organizer with the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. Taylor has had several articles published on racism in the United States for publications like CounterPunch, The Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, Gaper’s Block, New Politics and the International Socialist Review among others.  She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.

Complete NYC Tour Stops:

December 6th, 7pm
NYU Puck Bldg, 4th Floor
Broadway & Lafayette

December 7th, 7:30pm
Barnard, Diana Center, LL104
117th St & Broadway

December 8th, 7pm
Thomas Hunter, 305b
68th St & Lexington

December 9th, 12pm
Bronx Community College
Language Hall, Faculty Lounge

December 9th, 7pm
CCNY, NAC 1/201
Convent Ave & 137th St

Sponsored by the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization


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