Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Interviews about BAsics and the Celebration are available with Carl Dix

Press Advisory                                                                                        For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact Annie Day 917.971.4588
Musicians, Artists, Authors participate in:
"On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics:
A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World"

Cornel West calls on you to Celebrate Revolution and the Vision of a New World, April 11 2011 
Click to watch Cornel West's invitation on YouTube.
Read more letters and invitations from Host Committee members at  http://www.revolutionbooks 
BAsics cover
"On the Occasion of the Publication of BAsics: A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World"
April 11, 7pm Harlem Stage
at Aaron Davis Hall on the campus of the City College of New York

BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian is a book that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation being released on April 5. This release will be an opportunity to bring people together from different arenas and perspectives in a celebration of revolution and the vision of a whole new world.

Bob Avakian is a serious revolutionary leader and wide-ranging thinker. He is the leader of a party and a movement aiming to make revolution when the possibility opens up. He is someone who, in the words of Cornel West, "is a long distance runner in the freedom struggle against imperialism, racism and capitalism."

An evening of music, visual art, poetry and readings including musician Guillermo BrownRichard Brown, former member Black Panther Party and co-founder of The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, founded by the SF8Ruby Dee; poet and playwright reg e. gainesMoist Paula Henderson, baritone sax player and composer; jazz musicianDavid MurrayOuternationalAbiodun Oyewole from The LastPoets; Ted Rall, cartoonist and author; excerpts fromTapsloitation; and jazz musicians Matthew Shipp and William Parker.

A visual arts exhibition specially curated for the night will include the work of Derrick Adams, Richard Duardo, Skylar FeinKyle GoenDread Scott, SenOne and others to be announced.

The April 11 Host Committee, in association with Revolution Books, includes Aladdin, actor and playwright; Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, African American Studies and Communication Studies, UCLA *; Herb Boyd, journalist and author; Elaine Brower, National Steering Committee of World Can't Wait* and anti-war military mom; Dr. Robert Keith Collins, anthropologist; The Committee For the Defense of Human Rights, founded by the SF8Carl Dix, founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party; Jessica Green, media maker and co-director, Maysles Cinema*;Nicholas Heyward, Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward, Jr. (murdered by the NYPD in 1994); Russ Jennings, theatre producer and writer; Erin Aubry Kaplan, journalist and author; Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary's Church*, Harlem;Mike Ladd, poet and music producer; Philip Maysles, visual artist, co-director, Maysles Cinema*; John Santos, musician;Matthew Shipp, musician; Dr. Tolbert Small, co-founder and physician at the Harriet Tubman Medical Office in East Oakland, CA and former physician to the founding chapter of the Black Panther Party; Clarence Taylor, professor of History, Baruch College*; Cornel West, Professor of Religion, Princeton University*; Robert M. Young, film maker, andDavid Zeiger, film maker. (* for identification purposes only)  

Interviews about BAsics and the 
Celebration are available with Carl Dix.
Carl Dix is a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.  In 1970 Carl was one of the Fort Lewis 6, six GI's who refused orders to go to Vietnam. He served two years in Leavenworth Military Penitentiary for the stand. In 1996, Dix was a co-founder of the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality.  Last year, he was on a campus tour titled, "From Buffalo Soldier to Revolutionary Communist" convincing students not to fight in America's wars.  He recently participated in the second of two major dialogues with Cornel West at Aaron Davis Hall titled, "In the Age of Obama Part 2: Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education: What Future for Our Youth?"