Monday, 17 September 2012

"The draft and the politics of identity and status"

My activism and writing aren’t limited to travel-related topics, and I have an essay on, The draft and the politics of identity and status in the forthcoming anthology, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, co-edited by my old and dear friend the educator, activist, and author Matt Meyer and co-published by PM Press and the War Resisters League.

After an extended gestation, “We Have Not been Moved” is due in bookstores in October. My article is one of the lesser contributions to the anthology, which includes new work as well as important but previously-unpublished older material such as this extraordinarily prescient speech at a 1965 Madison Square Garden rally against the Vietnam War by draft resister and WRL executive director Bayard Rustin

I’ll be at the book release party and discussion for “We Have Not been Moved” in New York City on Monday evening, 8 October 2012 (Indigenous Peoples Day / Columbus Day), 7-8:45 pm, at Bluestockings bookstore, 172 Allen St. (between Stanton and Rivington Sts., 1 block south of 1st Ave. and Houston St. on the Lower East Side, between the 2nd Ave. and Delancey St. stations on the F subway line).

I look forward to meeting some of the other contributors to the book, and perhaps some of you.

Whether or not you can make it to the book launch party, I welcome public or private feedback on my article in the anthology.

[More about the launch of “We Have Not Been Moved” from co-editor Matt Meyer, and another, larger, book launch event (unfortunately, I won’t be able to be there) in New York City on Friday, October 12th.]

Link | Posted by Edward on Monday, 17 September 2012, 10:54 (10:54 AM)
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