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RESIST: Charlie Derber & DACA Activist Katherine Asuncion

Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come hear Charlie Derber and other contributors discuss the new book Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times.

Sept, 28th 7pm-9pm

First Church JP | in the Parish Hall


Charlie Derber author of the new book, “Welcome to the Revolution” with Katherine Asuncion, Dreamer and DACA Activist will talk about their vision and strategy to resist Trumpism and extractive capitalism. The authors argue that a new universalizing wave, a progressive and revolutionary “movement of movements,” can counter the world-universalizing economic and cultural forces of intensifying corporate and far-right power.
Vivid and highly accessible, this book is for activists, students, and all citizens concerned about the erosion of justice and democracy. It thoroughly illuminates the rationale, theory, practice, humanism, love, and joy of the social transformation that we urgently need.
In a guide to the new era of organizing that has emerged in response to Trump’s presidency, Charles Derber argues that movements must come together to counter corporate and far-right power. Featuring “interludes” from Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, and Truthout’s own Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-lan Price, this book is for everyone concerned about the lack of justice and democracy in the United States.


Insightful Panel of Speakers:


Charlie Derber, Professor of Sociology at Boston College and has written 20 books – on politics, corporations, capitalism, climate change, war, the culture wars, culture and conversation, and social change. He writes for and has been reviewed in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Truthout, and other leading media. His books are translated into Chinese, Korean, Tamil, German and Polish- and he is a bestseller in South Korea, done extended book tours in German bookstores and blues coffee houses, and has lectured in Italy for seven years. Derber is a public intellectual – shortlisted in 2006 for best book in current affairs – who believes that serious ideas should be written in an accessible and entertaining style. In addition to Welcome to the Revolution, his most recent books include Sociopathic Society: A People’s Sociology of the United StatesCapitalism: Should You Buy It?; and The Disinherited Majority: Capital Questions – Piketty and Beyond.

Katherine Asuncion, Dreamer and leader of the Student Immigrant Movement 

Mike Prokosch, an organizer, carpenter, calligrapher, and popular economics educator who co-founded Dorchester People for Peace and the short-lived New Priorities Network to move money from the Pentagon to our communities.

Moderator: Suren Moodliar, coordinates encuentro5 [http://encuentro5.org] in downtown Boston. He is also the vice-president of the Liberty Tree Foundation [http://libertytreefoundation.org] and incoming editor of Socialism and Democracy [http://sdonline.org]. With co-author, Joseph Nevins he is writing, A People’s Guide to Greater Boston; he is also a contributor to Charlie Derber’s Welcome to the Revolution [http://UniversalizingRes

Light refreshments will be served and let us know your coming here.


“Let us imagine the prospect… of a population united for fundamental change… It would be a new kind of revolution,

the only kind that could happen…” –Howard Zinn



This program is free and open to all.

For more information, please contact Anny at anny@ips-dc.org or info@jamaicaplainforum.org




Thursday 28 September 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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First Church JP
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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