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Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women's Political Writing--Charisse Burden-Stelly and Jodi Dean in conversation with Tamanisha J. John

Event date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 

Charis and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History welcome Charisse Burden-Stelly and Jodi Dean in conversation with Tamanisha J. John for a book launch and signing in celebration of Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women's Political Writing. The first collection of its kind, Organize, Fight, Win brings together three decades of Black Communist women's political writings. In doing so, it highlights the link between Communism and Black liberation. Likewise, it makes clear how Black women fundamentally shaped, and were shaped by, Communist praxis in the twentieth century. This event is co-hosted by the Black Alliance for Peace Atlanta Chapter. BAP is a people(s)-centered Human Rights project against war, repression, and imperialism.

This event takes place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) and is free and open to the public. No ticket or reservation is required to attend. Books will be available for purchase from Charis Books and More. Masks are encouraged but not required. The event will be simulcast on the Auburn Ave Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary/) for community members who do not wish to attend live.

About the Book

Black Communist women throughout the early to mid-twentieth century fought for and led mass campaigns in the service of building collective power in the fight for liberation. Through concrete materialist analysis of the conditions of Black workers, these women argued that racial and economic equality can only be achieved by overthrowing capitalism.

Organize, Fight, Win includes writings from card-carrying Communists like Dorothy Burnham, Williana Burroughs, Grace P. Campbell, Alice Childress, Marvel Cooke, Esther Cooper Jackson, Thelma Dale Perkins, Vicki Garvin, Yvonne Gregory, Claudia Jones, Maude White Katz, and Louise Thompson Patterson, and writings by those who organized alongside the Communist Party, like Ella Baker, Charlotta Bass, Thyra Edwards, Lorraine Hansberry, and Dorothy Hunton.

About the Editors

Charisse Burden-Stelly is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University.  Dr. Burden-Stelly is a critical Black Studies scholar of political theory, political and intellectual history, and political economy. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, editorials, and edited books. Her current monograph is entitled Black Scare/Red Scarehttps://www.charisseburdenstelly.com

Jodi Dean teaches political, feminist, and media theory in Geneva, New York. She has written or edited thirteen books, including The Communist Horizon and Crowds and Party, both published by Verso.

About the Moderator

Tamanisha J. John is an Assistant Professor at Clark Atlanta University where she teaches courses on International Political Economy, International Relations, and Third World Women and Development. Her research interests concern Caribbean development, sovereignty and politics, economic imperialism, financial exclusion, corporate power, and Canadian foreign policy in the Caribbean.

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The Auburn Avenue Research Library does not have access to free parking. The lot associated with the Auburn Avenue Research Library is fee-based. Though the Auburn Avenue Research Library does have paid parking available, the number of parking spots for visitors is limited. There are various paid parking lots in the vicinity of the Library. Upon paying for your parking, please be sure to read the instructions on the meters carefully - select the appropriate time frame and insert the correct amount required as the meter does not dispense change.

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Event address: 
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Event Summary: 
The first collection of its kind, Organize, Fight, Win brings together three decades of Black Communist women's political writings. In doing so, it highlights the link between Communism and Black liberation.