February 10 - April 14, 2019
2 pm - 4 pm
Purdue University Northwest
Student Union Library Building Room 321
We will first be reading: Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States. We will meet over two months and then work on a presentation format for sharing what we learn. For our first meeting everyone should read the introduction and look at a map of the Americas. Dr. TRuth will provide a sweeping but light overview of the hemisphere’s oppressed populations, their history and communities and changes instigated by U.S. imperialism.
“Spanning more than two hundred years, this book is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the ‘Global South’ was crucial to the development of the U.S> as we know it…Paul Ortiz shows how placing African American, Latinx, and indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms U.S. history of the working class organizing against imperialism…Ortiz links the struggles of African American civil rights activists fighting Jim Crow laws, of Mexican labor organizers warring against capitalism, of abolitionists, and of Latin American revolutionaries, revealing the radically different ways people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the US today.”
The Education Group is involved in book clubs, panel discussions, and any other events that involved the education of the coalition’s members and surround community.