Author Event: A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

Author Event: A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

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.

Book Event: A Lie of Reinvention; Correcting Marable’s Malcolm X

Book Event: A Lie of Reinvention; Correcting Marable’s Malcolm X

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.

Author Event: Freedom’s Teacher

Author Event: Freedom’s Teacher

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.

Author Event: The 5th Inning

Author Event: The 5th Inning

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.

Author Event: Ether – A New Novel By Ben Ehrenreich

Author Event: Ether – A New Novel By Ben Ehrenreich

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.

Author Event: I Mix What I Like

Author Event: I Mix What I Like

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”.

Author Event: Narratives From Zimbabwe and Burma

Author Event: Narratives From Zimbabwe and Burma

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.

Author Event: Lecture and Book Signing by  Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

Author Event: Lecture and Book Signing by Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

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.