On August 10, Dennis Childs (Professor of Literature, UCSD) spoke about the history and significance of Malcolm X at the San Diego Central Library History Talk for the 50th anniversary of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. A collaboration between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, the book tells the story of the life of human rights activist Malcolm X through a series of interviews that took place between 1963 and his assassination in 1965.
"Something about Malcolm that doesn't often get elucidated - that is his humor, his humerous tone. What kept people rivted for 4 and 5 hours on 7th Avenue and Lenox in Harlem? What kept them riveted? Now the establishment, the media establishment during that time would have had you thought that what kept them riveted was some sort of pseudo-scientific hatred of white people, which is just preposterous. Because what he often talked about was that there was a system, a structure of terror, that made it so, with the attrocities of slavery and neoslavery and Jim Crow apartheid, that something like a healing was taking place in those moments when he was speaking in front of Oscar Micheaux's bookstore on that corner, there was something like a healing involved. And being told by someone who they trusted, who was of them, of their community, that their life meant something. In other words, the Black Lives Matter movement is something that owes part of its lineage to the movements Malcolm X was a part of, either central or tangential to."
Please come out and join San Diego Indymedia for our monthly event - a film screening and discussion @ the Metate Infoshop on Friday, August 21, 700pm.
We will be showing Gringo in Mañanaland, a film by DeeDee Hallack that explores the strained relations that Latin America has with the United States. Halleck says at the beginning that the images of Latin America she saw in Hollywood films didn't match the reality she knew growing up in Cuba. She then uses footage of old Hollywood films, newsreels and corporate advertising films to show that, even in the early 20th century, these problematic relations between Latin America and the US were well known to Americans, even if they didn't want to recognize them.
The film will be followed by a discussion of the role of media in perpetuating racism. Additionally, there will be SNAX! drinks! STORYTELLING! media-making!
Friday, August 21, 700pm
Harvey Milk Street between Centre and Normal
Look for the red lights – can't miss it!
Dennis Childs (Professor of Literature, UCSD) speaks about the history and significance of Malcolm X at the San Diego Central Library History Talk for the 50th year of the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
August 10, 2015
On the 50th anniversary of the The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common will host a history talk on the significance of this classic American autobiography. A collaboration between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, the book tells the story of the life of human rights activist Malcolm X through a series of interviews that took place between 1963 and his assassination in 1965.
Professor Dennis Childs, faculty member in the Department of Literature at University of California San Diego, will lead the discussion.
Malcolm X famously said once "(that) you can't have Capitalism without Racism". With Black Struggle once again rising up against the savage institutionalized racism of the world's richest and most powerful state, the US government, the San Diego branch of the ISO invites you to join us on 7/13/15 for the first of a three part educational series: Capitalism and the Production of Racism.
Hosted by San Diego District of the International Socialist Organization
3 ½ MINUTES, 10 BULLETS (July 24-July 30)
This seamlessly constructed, riveting documentary film explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense laws.
“Tight and accomplished on all levels.”-Dennis Harvey, Variety
“Davis’s parents have called for stricter gun control laws in the wake of their son’s death. Silver has provided them with a powerful tool for their cause in this shocking, moving and relatively unbiased account of the tragedy.” – Brian Moylan, The Guardian
riday, august 21 // 700pm
@ metate infoshop
harvey milk street between centre and normal
look for the red lights – can't miss it!
san diego independent media center presents... GRINGO IN MAÑANALAND (DeeDee Hallack)
This last November, Dr. BBBBB’s office said it would refer me to pain management. It has not done so. The options proffered by emergency rooms are opiates, valium, or lots of muscle relaxers and aspirin while I wait for a physical therapist’s assessment and treatment plan that considers this month’s diagnosis by one of my neurologist’s: Ehlers-Danlos. With the exception of last weekend’s intravenous morphine at the hospital, I have opted for aspirins since the car accidents happened in December 2013 and January 2014.
This nation continues to be founded on the dispossession of indigenous peoples. Join Colectivo Zapatista for a screening of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," a film about the resistance of native peoples, including the Lakota and Sioux, to the settler colonial power known as the United States during the height of its westward expansion in the 1880s.
This call for collaborations is on behalf of the 5 protestors that have been unfairly targeted by authorities after their participation in nation-wide actions against the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Protestors, many of whom included UCSD students, wanted to call attention to the increasing incidents of police brutality against black people that routinely goes unpunished.