Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thurs 8/13 Black Power in the Workplace: Education Meeting

Black Power in the Workplace:
An education meeting on "Detroit I Do Mind Dying"

Thursday, August 13, 7pm
358 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
(23 Bus from Ruggles,  or a short walk from the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line)
For more info call 617.902.0476


In the 1960s, a layer of Black radicals in Detroit formed the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement. They sought to build a revolutionary organization that could lead Black workers at the point of production to shut down the economy and achieve “the complete and total social transformation of society”.

Book available via HaymarketBooks.org
DRUM led mass wildcat strikes in the auto factories of Detroit and took on racism in the workplace, in the United Auto Workers union, and in society as a whole.

“Shut it down” has been a popular slogan in the Black Lives Matter movement. Rightly so. The history of DRUM and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers gives an example of how that slogan can become a reality.

Join the Boston International Socialist Organization for a discussion of the book “Detroit I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution”, and learn about an important piece of Black Power history that we can bring into the struggles of today.