[sixties-l] Fwd: 'Legacy to Liberation' book party

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: 11/09/00

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    >From: Dan Tsang <dtsang@falco.kuci.uci.edu>
    >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 fujino333@yahoo.com.

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