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The Marxist School of Sacramento Speaker Series
November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Point of View Speaker Series, Fall 2017: Challenging Perspectives on Current Issues
Lectures are held from 7:00pm–9:00pm on the third Thursday of the month. There will be books available at each!
All events at the Marxist School of Sacramento are free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 16, Room 12
Ward Churchill will present his books Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism 1995-2005; and Pacifism As Pathology, Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America (3rd edition) . Wielding Words like Weapons is a collection of acclaimed American Indian Movement activist-intellectual Ward Churchill’s essays in indigenism, selected from material written during the decade 1995–2005. Beginning with a foreword by Seneca historian Barbara Alice Mann describing sustained efforts by police and intelligence agencies as well as university administrators to discredit or otherwise “neutralize” both the man and his work, the book includes material illustrating the range of formats Churchill has adopted in stating his case, from sharply framed book reviews and essays, to equally pointed polemics and op-eds.
We will also meet the dissident classic, Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America, Third Edition, by Ward Churchill and Michael Ryan. Originally written during the mid-1980s, the seminal essay “Pacifism as Pathology” was prompted by veteran activist Ward Churchill’s frustration with what he diagnosed as a growing—and deliberately self-neutralizing—”hegemony of nonviolence” on the North American left.