Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz

7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Sunday Apr 14, 2013
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library are joining with a network of Macalester organizations and programs – the Civic Engagement Center, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Macalester Global Health, Macalester Amnesty International, the Human Rights and Humanitarianism Concentration, Latin American Studies, and the Political Science, History, and American Studies departments – to present a conversation about the newly published collection of essays, MAROON THE IMPLACABLE, by Russell Maroon Shoatz, a former Black Panther who has been imprisoned for the past thirty-five years. The speakers will be Quincy Saul, the co-editor of the book, and Theresa Shoatz, the author’s daughter. This event takes place as part of the 2013 “Untold Stories” series, organized and sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. The theme of this year’s series is “All Labor Has Dignity: 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation,” and its programs, convened in neighborhood libraries and college campuses, explore the ways that the goals of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation have yet to be realized.  This series, and this event, offer opportunities to look beyond what has been offered by our mass culture, such as the “Lincoln” and “Django Unchained” films, and to ask difficult questions and explore uncomfortable answers.

 

 For more information on “Untold Stories,” visit www.thefriends.org or call Alayne Hopkins at 651-222-3242.

 

Contact: , 651-696-6371

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: History

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