A thoughtful balanced view of oppression by those who live it, Lessons from the Damned is a must read for all those interested in Black liberation movements. The book relates the different experiences of youth, women, and working poor in relating to their alienation from school and work place. Starting from how they became conscious of their situation to strategies such as setting up freedom schools the book will impress the reader with its jargon free breezy style. Long out of print (a shame in itself) Times Change Press has brought it back- It will be a classic for historians in Black culture and activists.
I was out to dinner with my daughter, her family and some friends. The topic came up about the struggles in the black community and I remained quiet practicing my listening skills, my daughter stated, ” Mom you guys wrote about that”. I acknowledge it and gave the name of the book and explained that we made a decision to remain anonymous as authors. I did not think it would be available, but came the cell phones to look it up and there it was on Amazon. I am Thankful for a chance to get a copy for our mentor, Patricia Murphy Robinson who encouraged us to write, to the editors, to the publishers who kept our conditions and to the seller who kept it in stock. I recommend the book. it is “live” forty plus years and relevant today.
What a great vision of ORGANIZING and support for a new way, as an alternative to CRAPITALISM as so many shared at this WINTER teach in.
WHO CHOSE TO ORGANIZE themselves to be in the “room” together, uniting???? People from the AntiRacist Alliance/ PISAB, Breathe Again parconers, Quakers, goddess worshippers, those from Liberated Life, Courage of Care practitioners, Ritual attendees for Celebration of the Seasons, with Esperanza Martel (facebook), Radical Therapy co founder and learners, philosophers from Ethical Culture, atheists/Marxists, those from Groups of Shambala Meditation Center who visit Manhattan to REVEAL whose land Central Park really is on, during the unCOLONIZER/ colombus day , Artists and BODY/yoga folk and members ( que se habla espanol ) of the BOOK SALON that deals with To Face It, Lupe Family’s political novel.
All came! (from Maine &Vermont to Florida, Georgia and the southwest/ New Mexico & Washington state) WE CAN UNITE ACROSS LINES! !!!! Build through difference~ Bond with our bodies to imagine/ AND CREATE IN REAL TIME, A SHARED ECONOMY . See theFrontlines link below. We don’t want a THIEVING RICH OWNER CLASS!! One way to build for a PEACE ECONOMY , SHARE AND CARE? Call congress now or before Apr. 2021 .
CONGRESS Say you want SENATOR, give your zip code. 202 224 3121. OPEN 24/7
DEMAND SOMETHING FOR YOU , For your block, for your town! check for ideas thefrontline, and Mumia sites below!
Hey, a shout out to all in between like other southern, northwestern, southwest, Maryland, Tennessee, NJ, NY (maybe Conneticut) and boogie down Brooklyn and the Bronx places/spaces! All in STOLEN Turtle Island/ usa.
It s sometimes NEW to actually talk aloud on ZOOM.
OLD SCHOOL ACTIVISM allowed folk to speak OUT and speak up. We had of course powerful dramatist Tantra Zawadi, who has enacted Pam (character in Lupe’s novel ) based on Pat the real Pat who some of us knew and were inspired by. Pat’s daughter said later after hearing Pat’s voice in our RADIO INTERVIEW segment, YES, I grew up with my mother (Pat) learning I had the POWER TO CHANGE THINGS. And so it’s in my bones, it’s instilled in me. I have done things because I knew I had that Power (within).
PS Lupe here, reminding us to share hope as the daughter of Pat, Robin does. Robin Robinson is an organizer of a UNION at her workplace !!!!!!!
Below one of attendees videos. (Shy brother in the MOVEMENT world!)
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Don’t have to only see book Lessons from the DAMNED , Class Struggle in the Black COmmunity,
here on Pat’s website. See it through your own tab, when you leave this PMRBIO.wordpress.com site.
/FYI Cheryl , after TEACH IN stayed on giving tech, organizing support. Cheryl H. known from the BLACK and Indigenous, People of Color, Great Radical Read, from LibLife.net gave lessons on web/zoom questions! SMILE Hire her too one day after donating to the Pat ARCHIVES . /See instagram for Pat. !!
FROM 1 of our SPEAKERS Beth Roy. See above for her groups that undo crapitalism inside us. YES GROUP RADICAL THERAPY Lot cheaper than the almost rich insurance covered folk, who say to clients, lets only focus on you, with complete DISINTEREST in the conditions you live under.! WELL YOU IS INSIDE A CONTEXT, A SPACE, An OPRRESSION! or A REVOLT!
see more as to how to SUPPORT our volunteer professional artist/ teaching artist Dramatis who played Pam character based on Pat robinson (from Lupe’s Novel of political activists: To Face It.)
Tantra and Lupe in photos. Invite our ARTIST Tantra to do readings from PAT/as PAM one day!
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Pat used served , and drank herbal teas, often from her OWN garden and used Natural remedies when her son was ill that were from ancient systems of HEALTH. Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.
See in video that CUBA does wondrous Healing internationally and in the home nation. They use alternative homeopathic rememdies also. Here is website for socialist homeopath who shares how to use natural remedies, and stay free of the Corona Virus.
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We will share radio voice of Pat and Lupe at WEB SALON/TEACH IN in Autumn / WINTER / SPRING / SUMMER (Radio interview comes from wbai radio interview in early 2000 s like 20003) During early INVASION of IRAQ