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Another World is Possible book tour
by NU PSA
21 Feb 2002
Modified: 22 Feb 2002
Jeremy Glick to speak at Northeastern University about his personal experiences as editor of Another World is Possible along with how he is coping with his father's death since 9/11.
Northeastern University Progressive Student Alliance Presents:
Another World is Possible: Reflections from a Victim
February 26, 2002
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Another World is Possible begins with personal stories from September 11th. It follows with: Why did this happen? Analysis of US foreign policy in the Middle East, and the backlash against Arab-Americans and freedoms at home. And: Where do we go from here personally? Spiritually? In foreign policy? As a society?
Another World is Possible features such famous individuals as Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Arundhati Roy, and Rep. Barbara Lee (the only Rep. who voted against bombing Afghanistan). The words of these well-known individuals are combined with those of young activists and writers who view Sept 11th from a variety of perspectives rarely seen in mainstream media. Also represented are authors who have been personally affected by the disaster: those who lost loved ones, escaped, or have become victims of anti-Arab/Muslim scapegoating.
Much has been said about the necessity of stopping Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Anthrax senders, little about the role of the US military in training and funding these monsters, nor the likelihood that Bush's cowboy-style reaction will leave Americans even more vulnerable to future attacks.
Contributors tell stories that have gone underreported in the media: The families of dead and displaced undocumented workers who were denied relief; the thousand plus detained and unexplained people; the profoundly unpatriotic 'Patriot Act'; Bush's insane energy policy; the ill-conceived sanctions on Iraq; the diversion of relief funds to corporate bailouts; and systematic silencing of those questioning the Washington war consensus.
As part of this book tour, Jeremy Glick, one of the editors, will discuss the events of September 11th, the book, and lead a general discussion. He is a fifth year graduate student of African-American Literature and Revolutionary Studies at Rutgers University. He has written for Stress and Blu magazines, and is on the editing board of numerous publications focusing on urban youth and activism. The PSA respects Glick’s involvement in various social justice campaigns (justice for political prisoners, anti-imperialism, anti-death penalty, police brutality issues, etc) and believe that this will enable him to connect with the diverse population at Northeastern.
Come February 26th, bring your questions, perspective, and energy. ASL interpreter will be provided.
Another World is Possible
Northeastern University Progressive Student Alliance
by Jon Chance
jpchance (nospam) egroups.com (unverified)
22 Feb 2002
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