I will be speaking on July 10 at one of the more venerable “colleges” of community activism and free speech in the country. Since 1951 during the McCarthy Era, this Chicago-based labour, immigrant, diversity oriented group has sponsored weekly lectures at such venerable locations as Lincoln Restaurant, 4008 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago at the intersection of Irving Park and Damen This is a link to their website.
My lecture will be on “Remembering Howard Zinn: Giving Voice to the Voiceless.” Dr Howard Zinn, a historian who taught in the political science department at Boston University, was my advisor and professor at Boston University. His recent death on January 27, 2010 has reminded us of the need to perpetuate his ideas and mission to speak out for justice, to advocate a heightened awareness of the grandiosity of democratic socialism and to move toward a nation that cares about its people.
Here are some of their upcoming programmes. Note the eclecticism and diverse topics both from an ideological and topical dimension:
My Experiences in Palestine
International Solidarity Movement
American Muslim Council
Ayn Rand: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism
Nonviolent Peaceforce, Mel Duncan, Peaceseeker Award Winner
The Best Route for a US “Bullet Train” – True High Speed Rail
The “Awakened” Self – Inner Guidance Coach
“Personal Actions of an Intelligent Optimist to Save Our Planet!”
Why Do I Use Cannabis?
“Should People Be Allowed to Carry Handguns in Chicago?”.
The Electric Automobile We Almost Had, 350 Miles at 60 MPH Using a Standard Electric Socket, the Sad Story of the “Soft Flywheel”
“A Tiff with TIF’s” – Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader