[News] Diana Block - Arm the Spirit Book Tour Chicago & Madison
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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
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.
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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