>From: Dan Tsang <email@example.com> >Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 >Subject: Legacy to Liberation book party Sunday in L.A. (fwd) > >fyi... I'll be reading from the book at the party; have two pieces in >it (organizing in Little Saigon and reflecting on gay movement) -- dan >.......................................... >Book Party >for the first anthology on the radical Asian American Movement > >A Reading of "Legacy to Liberation: Politics and >Culture of Revolutionary Asian Pacific America" (Brooklyn: Big Red >Media; San Francisco: AK Press, 2000). ISBN: 1902593243. >Big Red Media: <http://www.bigredmedia.com/>http://www.bigredmedia.com/ >AK Press: <http://www.akpress.org/>http://www.akpress.org/ > >Featured readers include: > dynamic poets Faith Santilla & Cheryl Deptowicz, > veteran activist Mo Nishida > labor organizer John Delloro, and > activist-scholars Diane Fujino and Dan Tsang > >Sunday, November 12, 2000 @ 2-4 pm >People's CORE >300 W. Cesar Chavez >(at the corner of Broadway and Cesar Chavez in >downtown Los Angeles) > >Edited by activist/musician Fred Ho, Legacy to >Liberation was conceived and created in response to >the dearth of materials on the revolutionary Asian >Pacific American Movement. As an initial effort to >document and analyze the Asian Left, this book >contains summations and reflections on various radical >Asian organizations of the 1960s and 70s, including I >Wor Kuen, Wei Min She, and KDP. Legacy to Liberation >also features profiles and interviews of veteran >revolutionaries, including Yuri Kochiyama, a Nisei >woman with deep connections to Malcolm X and the Black >Liberation Movement and Richard Aoki, a former leader >of the Black Panther Party and Asian student movement. >Also discussed are aspects of the contemporary Asian >Pacific American Movement centering on issues such as >the garment industry, Asian feminism, youth >organizing, police brutality, political prisoners, and >the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Finally, poetry, >visual art, and essays on art as political and >cultural resistance are highlighted in the book. > >In contrast to claiming a monolithic ideology and >practice, Legacy to Liberation views the past and >present Asian Left as a dynamic, fluid, and at times >contested social movement. As Fred Ho writes in the >introduction: "I have made every effort to be >'anti-sectarian' and inclusive of ideological and >political viewpoints unlike or contrary to my own. In >these pages are revolutionary nationalists, >Trotskyists, Maoists, and other political >self-identifiers." Indeed, authors differ on their >views of the Pilipino revolutionary group, KDP; on >their views on homeland vs. Asian American politics; >on Maoism vs. Trotskyism. By not censoring the >authors' works, Ho allows for a lively debate on the >significance, contributions, and shortcomings of the >revolutionary Asian Movement of the 1960s and 70s and >of the direction of the Movement today. > >Refreshments provided. > >Organized by Red Phoenix, an Asian American >anti-imperialist group. For more information, contact >(626) 864-5609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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