IPS joins Split This Rock to celebrate Melissa Tuckey’s launch of her award-winning first book.
Join Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change Bookstore for this discussion and signing with Barbara Ransby of her new book about the colorful and amazing life of Eslanda “Essie” Cardozo Goode Robeson.
Featured with SanhoTree of IPS and Coletta Youngers of WOLA, The Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Bookstore, welcomes Ricardo Cortes to discuss and sign his new book.
Join us for a lively dialogue on the new book disputing Marable’s characterization of Malcolm, that included essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal, veteran journalist A. Peter Bailey, who worked with Malcolm X’s Organization for Afro-American Unity, and Bill Strickland, who also knew Malcolm X.
IPS’ program, Inequality and the Common Good proudly invites you to this discussion and book signing with Susan Naimark. Alongside compelling stories about her experiences, Naimark will discuss numerous national studies, identifying the pattern of inequities in public schools and some signs of progress.
Freedom’s Teacher traces the life of Septima Poinsette Clark from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life’s work to bear on the civil rights movement.
Celebrate the paperback release of The 5th Inning by IPS board chair E. Ethelbert Miller. Ethelbert will be interviewed by his wife Dr. Denise King-Miller. It will be a public discussion of memoir writing, marriage and baseball. Come listen and play catch with them. Copies of The 5th Inning will be available for purchase. Free and open to all.
Join Firoze Manji to discuss the new book he co-edited with Sokari Ekine detailing the 2011 African uprisings in the parts of the continent that have gone virtually unnoticed.
Join us for a lively discussion with American singer, songwriter, actor and social justice activist, Harry Belafonte to celebrate the publication of My Song; A Memoir! Mr. Belafonte is a multiple icon for: progressive activists, from civil rights to labor and anti-war and beyond.
Entertaining, disturbing, and wildly intelligent, written with sinister humor and great compassion, Ether reflects on the possibilities and consequences of forgiveness, the problems of faith, and the trials of creation. Ben Ehrenreich is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer. Ether is his second novel.
In a moment of increasing corporate control in the music industry, Jared A. Ball analyzes the colonization and control of popular music and posits the homemade hip-hop mixtape as an emancipatory tool for community resistance. Join us when author Jared Ball discusses and signs his book hot off the presses, “I Mix What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto”.
Voice of Witness presents Maggie Lemere and Zoë West editors of, Nowhere to be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime and Peter Orner co-editor of, Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives.
On July 5, 2005, on the first anniversary of the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Israel’s Apartheid Wall is illegal and must be torn down, Palestinian civil society launched a call for campaigns of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS). Today BDS campaigns are flourishing across the United States and around the world, serving as an important nonviolent means of advocating for Palestinian rights.
Author and Israeli dissident Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi will speak on “First Principles: Utopia and Injustice in Palestine and Israel.” He is the author of Original Sins: Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel.
This event is cosponsored by Busboys and Poets, the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, and the Institute for Policy Studies.