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The Revolution Starts at Home

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!

Can’t make it, but wish you could?
Watch online at 7:30pm EST through the FacingOut Livestream.
And you can pick up a copy of the book at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.

Spread the Word!
Hope you can make it, either way.


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