Thursday, February 25th, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only, via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/139782119081
The Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) organization (Concord, NH branch) in conjunction with Gibson's Bookstore, presents a virtual evening of discussion as authors Jon Wiener (historian and professor emeritus at UCI, author of Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Seven and Set the Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties) and Jody Armour (law professor at USC, author of N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law and Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America) discuss The Chicago Seven Trial in light of the political protests of the past year.
Tickets are by donation ($0-$20) through Eventbrite. Ticket donation proceeds are split 50/50 between Gibson's Bookstore and SURJ.
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
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