Love and Struggle: Party and Book Launch

Love and Struggle

This event will include music, speakers and is a book launch
for David Gilbert's new book, "Love and Struggle: My life in
the SDS, Weather Underground and Beyond".

Thursday, Feb. 9
7pm - Midnight
SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas
Wheelchair Accessible
This event is a fund raiser for Books 2 Prisoners and Red Aide/Secours Rouge
Books 2 Prisoners will be collecting new and gently used soft cover books.
$7 or pay what you can/$20 with a copy of the book
(No one turned away)



Faye Estrella (Spoken Word)
Police Funeral (Punk)
Justin Dea (Folk)
Jeremy Owen (Folk)
Elton (Folk)



- Representative from the Revolutionary Communist Party who will be speaking about GAMMA, the newly
formed anti-anarchist and anti-communist police unit in Montreal

- Matt Morgan-Brown from Books 2 Prisoners who will be speaking about prisoner justice, as well as 
the issue of political prisoners and the role of white anti-racism in struggles for social justice.


$7, or pay what you can. No one will be turned away

This event is also a fundraiser for Books 2 Prisoners and Canadian Red Aide/Secours Rouge du Canada.
Sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton

More info about David Gilbert and his new book, "Love and Struggle".

A nice Jewish boy from suburban Boston—hell, an Eagle Scout!—David Gilbert arrived at Columbia
University just in time for the explosive Sixties. From the early anti-Vietnam War protests to the
founding of SDS, from the Columbia Strike to the tragedy of the Townhouse, Gilbert was on the scene: as
organizer, theoretician, and above all, activist.He was among the first militants who went underground
to build the clandestine resistance to war and racism known as “Weatherman.” And he was among the last
to emerge, in captivity, after the disaster of the1981 Brinks robbery, an attempted expropriation that
resulted in four deaths and long prison terms. In this extraordinary memoir, written from the
maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost thirty years, David Gilbert tells the intensely
personal story of his own Long March from liberal to radical to revolutionary.

Today a beloved and admired mentor to a new generation of activists,he assesses with rare humor, with
an understanding stripped of illusions, and with uncommon candor the errors and advances, terrors and
triumphs of the Sixties and beyond. It’s a battle that was far from won, but is still not lost: the
struggle to build a new world,and the love that drives that effort. A cautionary tale and a how-to as
well, Love and Struggle is a book as candid, as uncompromising, and as humane as its author.


"Gilbert adds heart and bone to the stuff of history." —Mumia Abu Jamal

"Required reading for anyone interested in the history of radical movements in this country. An honest,
vivid portrait of a life spent passionately fighting for justice. In telling his story, Gilbert also
reveals the history of left struggles in the 1960s and 70s, and imparts important lessons for today's
activists." —Jordan Flaherty,author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena

“David’s is a unique and necessary voice forged in the growing American gulag, the underbelly of the
'land of the free,' offering a focused and unassailable critique as well as a vision of a world that
could be but is not yet—a place of peace and love, joy and justice.”—Bill Ayers, author of Fugitive
Days and Teaching Toward Freedom

“Like many of his contemporaries, David Gilbert gambled his life on a vision of a more just and
generous world. His particular bet cost him the last three decades in prison, and whether or not you
agree with his youthful decision, you can be the beneficiary of his years of deep thought, reflection,
and analysis on the reality we all share. If there is any benefit to prison, what some refer to as
‘the involuntary monastery,’ it may well look like this book. I urge you to read it.”—Peter Coyote,
actor, author of Sleeping Where I Fall

"This book should stimulate learning from our political prisoners, but more importantly it challenges
us to work to free them, and in doing so take the best of our history forward." —Susan Rosenberg,
author of An American Radical

About the Author:

One of America’s most celebrated political prisoners since his appearance in the Academy Award
nominated film, The Weather Underground, David Gilbert is also the author of No Surrender, a book of
essays on politics and history. He can be reached at NY’s Auburn Correctional Facility as 83-A-6158.

About Boots Riley (foreword):

A popular leader in the progressive struggle for radical change through culture, Boots Riley is best
known as the leader of The Coup,the seminal hip-hop group from Oakland, CA. Billboard Magazine declared
the group "the best hip-hop act of the past decade." Riley recently teamed with Tom Morello (of Rage
Against the Machine) to form the revolutionary new group, Street Sweeper Social Club.


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