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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7-9pm
Save the date! Join author Mark Bray for a talk and conversation about his new, timely book, "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook." Details to come soon. Books will be available at the event, or can be purchased ahead of time from the publisher, Melville House, at https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/antifa/. The following is a description of the book: In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump’s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the “antifa” opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from? As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism — also known as “antifa.” Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and ’30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amidst opposition to the Trump administration and the alt-right. They could be seen in news reports, often clad all in black with balaclavas covering their faces, fighting police at the presidential inauguration, on California college campuses protesting right-wing speakers, and, most recently, on the streets of Charlottesville, VA, protecting, among others, a group of ministers including Cornel West from neo-Nazi violence. (West would later tell reporters, “The anti-fascists saved our lives.”) Simply, antifa aims to deny fascists the opportunity to promote their oppressive politics, and to protect tolerant communities from acts of violence promulgated by fascists. Critics say shutting down political adversaries is anti-democratic; antifa adherents argue that the horrors of fascism must never be allowed the slightest chance to triumph again. In a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a detailed survey of the full history of anti-fascism from its origins to the present day — the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against fascism in all its guises. https://www.facebook.com/events/113595802643555/
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 5pm
@ Entrance of Kerrytown Shops• 407 N. 5th Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Host Contact Info: Reclaim Our American Democracy (ROAD) -- contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 4-7pm
Come share an afternoon in support of marriage equality. We'll provide homebrew beer, cider, mead, and non-alcoholic beverages and hors d'oeurves. You bring yourself and a donation to the DeBoer v. Snyder legal case which is taking the issue of marriage equality to the US Supreme Court. We'll have a kid zone downstairs, so feel free to bring the little ones (don't sign them of tickets). You can donate online with your ticket or at the event. Please also RSVP through the EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marriage-equality-house-party-tickets-15703055261 Can't make it? You can still make a donation to support the legal team.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 3-6pm
Always wanted to work on your own project but never felt confident enough to actually try? At Learn to Hack we'll teach you the basic dev skills you need to make something awesome, just in time for MHacks. http://learntohack.parseapp.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1522295091390678/