[activist's notebook] Thursday night edition: Chomsky on the election, Inga Muscio @ BU, + more


Previous installments of "Activist's Notebook" listings posts have featured a week's worth of events, but there are enough radical happenings all around town tonight alone to merit a whole entry. Read on for info regarding events happening tonight at Boston University, Bikes Not Bombs, the Lucy Parsons Center, and elsewhere. It stopped snowing, so you have no excuses!

Thursday, November 8: “The Unpeoples & the Elections: A Debriefing with Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad & Val Moghadam” @ Old South Church in Boston, 7--9:30pm
Three activist thinkers, Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Val Moghadam, come together for a globally-televised evening of conversation and reflection on the election results. Tickets are 15/person or $10 for low income/unemployed/students and available at The proceeds will benefit encuentro 5. [facebook event]
Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street, Boston

Thursday, November 8: “Inga Muscio & the Invisible War” @ Boston University, 5:30--9pm

Join the feminists and activists at BU’s Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism for a screening of The Invisible War, a striking documentary looking into sexual assault in the US military. (Watch the trailer, above.) Following the screening, feminist writer Inga Muscio, author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, discusses sexual assault in institutions and self-defense.
The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism at Boston University -- located in the basement of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave

Thursday, November 8: “No system but the ecosystem: exploring the past, present and future of the Earth First Movement” @ Boston University, 7--8:30pm
Down the block, also at BU, catch a discussion amongst activists fighting for radical ecological resistance. Join them as they gather to discuss and analyze the “future of a movement dedicated to stopping the expansion of industrial civilization.” [facebook event]
BU’s Sargent College (635 Comm Ave) room 102

Thursday, November 8: "Justice for Chiapas ! The indigenous struggle for human rights in Chiapas, Mexico” @ the Lucy Parsons Center, 7-9 pm
A discussion featuring Gubidcha Matus Lerma of the Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center and Mexico-US Solidarity Network representative Stuart Schussler. Presented by the Mexico Solidarity Network. Handicrafts from Zapatista Women's Cooperatives will also be on sale. [facebook event]
Lucy Parsons Center 358A Centre St. Jamaica Plain

Thursday, November 8: “Amuru, Uganda: Lessons from the Field” @ Bikes Not Bombs, 7-830pm
Hear a report back from Bikes Not Bombs Field Workers Omar Bhimji and Miguel Gothers-Reyes, and International Programs Director David Branigan, discussing the international solidarity work the organization has been doing during the first year of Bikes Not Bombs' health worker mobility project in Amuru, Uganda. RSVPs encouraged, but not required. [facebook event]
Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

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