REFLECTIONS ON REVOLUTION:
Radical movements from the Weather Underground
to Prisons to PalestineFeaturing: Laura Whitehorn & Susie Day, with an introduction by a member of Montreal's Prisoner Correspondence Project.Saturday, May 16 2009, 7pm
1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room LB-125
(de Sève Cinema, Concordia University)
Former member of the Weather Underground and ex-political prisoner Laura Whitehorn and writer and activist Susie Day talk about radical activism from the sixties to the present day, how this history influences our organizing, and the connections between struggles such as anti-imperialist organizing, queer liberation, and political prisoner movements.
Limited seating available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Presentations will be made in English with whisper translation into French. For childcare or other accessibility needs, please get in touch 48 hours prior to the event.
Presented by members of Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar, Open Door Books, Prisoner Correspondence Project, Project 10, Q-Team, and Tadamon!
Contact: 514 664 1036 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is taking place as part of Montreal's Festival of Anarchy: www.anarchistbookfair.ca
Laura Whitehorn: After a relatively middle class beginning in New Rochelle, NY, Laura joined the Weather Underground Organization and later spent over 14 years in prison for a series of property bombings that protested racism and the imperial policies of the U.S. government. She's been an out lesbian most of her life and, for almost 10 years, she's been out of prison. Laura is now a senior editor at POZ, a magazine for HIV-positive people.
Susie Day: Suzie clawed her way up from the lower middle class of Kansas City to work as a hip New York City paralegal and occasional activist. She's written for various queer and leftist publications about political prisoners and labor issues. She also writes a monthly political satire column that nets her sometimes as much as 50 dollars.