Tonight (Thursday May 26th) at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto an important anthology 7 years in the making will be launched.
The Revolution Starts at Home is a collection of work that explores a topic that needs to be talked about, but often isn’t. The book’s subtitle says it all: “Confronting Violence Within Activist Communities.”
Edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, the collection explores issues such as abusive high-profile activist partners, abuse within groups designed to support and protect against it, the often isolating results of speaking out, the often not-so-helpful ways we try to heal and support each other, among others.
You can read more at their blog: http://inciteblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/the-revolution-starts-at-home-anthology-is-out-on-the-road/
Want be part of the launch celebration tonight?
Come to the Gladstone Hotel!
The doors open at 7pm and Syrus will spinning.
At about 7:30 the launch will officially begin with drumming, followed by an introduction to the collection, readings of excerpts from contributors to the anthology, and a Q&A. There will be an ASL interpreter for the duration of this portion of the evening!
Following this, there will be more awesome DJing by Syrus, as well as a book signing and of course the opportunity to buy books!
Spread the Word!
Hope you can make it, either way.