February 2016: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are putting together a series of events for Black History Month in honor black and African history.
Friday 12 February 2016, 7pm
Screening of award winning documentary
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011).
This beautiful documentary shot by a group of Swedish filmmakers chronicles the personal lives, struggles, and characters of the Black Power movement of the 60s and 70s. Watch the trailer here:
Friday 19 February 2016, 7pm
Theory and Philosophy Reading Group XIV
This month’s Theory and Philosophy Reading Group will highlight the work of Stephen Biko (1946-1977). Biko was an anti-racist activist in Apartheid South Africa and the founder of the influential Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) which would become an important component in mobilizing many of the urban black population. For this session, we will be discussing his posthumously published essay “Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity” (1978).
Friday 26 February 2016, 7pm
Remembering the Movements of the 60s and 70s
a conversation with Akin Miller
Local activist, Akin Miller, comes to Old Capitol Books for a discussion on the organizing around black struggles in Berkeley in the 70s. On top of working with the Black Panthers in the Bay Area, Miller also traveled to Africa as a Berkeley student and will tell some of the tales from his journey.