Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Remember: RF at S'10
Next Friday, June 19th, 4pm at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in downtown Chicago, I'll be conducting a session called "The Music of Liberation and the Liberation of Music," an examination of music and resistance over the past 35 years--from the gestation of punk and hip-hop through the struggle against South African apartheid to the PMRC and the fights that are affecting music in our era.
The session will be but one of over a hundred at Socialism 2010, a gathering of activists and revolutionaries from all over the world from Tariq Ali to Sherry Wolf. Other sessions will SocialistWorker.org's Nicole Colson speaking on the life and music of Bob Marley, Martin Smith of Love Music Hate Racism in the UK on John Coltrane's hidden radicalism, Scott McLemee on the art of the Russian Revolution, as well as talks on the struggle for immigrant rights, the future of the labor movement, and the ideas needed to fight for a better world.
As for the 'zine promised to debut at the conference, it has been delayed. Apologies to anyone who was looking forward to it, but the plan is to have it drop around early July. Locally, it will be available at Quimby's Books and Reckless Records, and can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More details will follow...