[News] Diana Block - Arm the Spirit Book Tour Chicago & Madison

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Thu Apr 30 10:08:34 EDT 2009



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**ARM THE SPIRIT** BOOK EVENTS - CHICAGO

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 7:30 PM
WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST
5233 N. CLARK ST.

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 6:30 PM
EL QUIXOTE BOOK STORE
2546 W. DIVISION ST.

  **ARM THE SPIRIT** BOOK EVENTS - MADISON

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2 PM
RAINBOW BOOK STORE
426 W. GILMAN ST.

READING, DISCUSSION, SIGNING



For more information and other reading event dates see 
<http://www.armthespirit.com/>www.armthespirit.com


ARM THE SPIRIT:
A Woman's Journey Underground and Back
NOW AVAILABLE FROM AK PRESS
To order go to <http://www.akpress.org/>www.akpress.org




1985, Diana Block, her two-week old son and five companions - all of 
them active in the struggle for Puerto Rican independence - fled L.A. 
after finding a surveillance device in their car. Facing the 
possibility of arrest because of her militant activities, Diana spent 
the next decade living underground, on the run from the FBI, raising 
two children and juggling security, solidarity and motherhood. In a 
perfect demonstration that the personal is political, Diana's memoir 
offers unique insights into the reasons why people turned to armed 
resistance against the U.S. government in the 1960's and 1970's in 
response to racism, male supremacy and war. The book also traces 
Diana's political development on either side of her time underground, 
offering a fresh look at the history of the 1970's and an analysis of 
the social terrain of the 1990's when she resurfaced and tried to 
reintegrate into a very different world.

Relayed with emotional depth and a poetic style, ARM THE SPIRITbrings 
a woman's perspective to a subject typically dominated by heroic, 
male discourse. The book paints a vivid, complex picture of 
underground life and its many challenges. What is it like to raise 
children who don't know their mother's real name and birthday? How 
does it feel to see your own history distorted on an episode of 
"America's Most Wanted"? Which aspects of underground life are 
terrifying, which are stultifying, and which ultimately strengthen 
the spirit and will to resist? A captivating tale of struggle and 
solidarity - told from the inside.



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