Kirstein to Speak on Zinn Legacy at College of Complexes

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.

Associated Press and from New York Times

Howard Zinn

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:

Upcoming Programs:

April 3
My Experiences in Palestine
International Solidarity Movement

April 10th
American Muslim Council

April 17
Ayn Rand: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

April 24
World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism

May 1
Nonviolent Peaceforce, Mel Duncan, Peaceseeker Award Winner

May 8
The Best Route for a US “Bullet Train” – True High Speed Rail

May 15
The “Awakened” Self – Inner Guidance Coach

May 22
“Personal Actions of an Intelligent Optimist to Save Our Planet!”

May 29
Why Do I Use Cannabis?

June 5
“Should People Be Allowed to Carry Handguns in Chicago?”.

June 12
The Electric Automobile We Almost Had, 350 Miles at 60 MPH Using a Standard Electric Socket, the Sad Story of the “Soft Flywheel”

June 19
“A Tiff with TIF’s” – Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader

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