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Defending The Rojava Revolution with Debbie Bookchin, 4pm CR Eurek room Aj108

12 December, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Defending The Rojava Revolution with Debbie Bookchin 4pm @
College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd. Eureka, CA 95501, Room AJ 108

Talk Description: Debbie Bookchin, recently returned from the autonomous Kurdish-led region known as Rojava, will talk about the history of Rojava, why it is critical to defend this feminist, ecological, democratic project from the ongoing onslaught by Turkey and its jihadi allies and the Syrian regime. Discuss how ideas of social ecology have influenced the Kurdish freedom movement  and why Rojava project is relevant today!

Debbie Bookchin is a long time journalist and author who has won awards for her news feature and investigative reporting. She has reported and written for a number of publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, the New York Review of Books, and The Nation. She served for three years as Bernie Sanders’ press secretary when he was first elected to Congress from Vermont. She is the daughter of two activist parents. Her father is the philosopher and social theorist Murray Bookchin who is credited with originating the critical theory known as social ecology which had a major impact on the New Left of the 1960s, the Alter-Globalization movement, and more recently the Kurdish autonomy movement with its anti-capitalist, reconstructive, ecological and communalist vision of social organization. Her mother, Beatrice Bookchin, worked alongside her father for more than 50 years contributing to the development of his ideas and running twice in Burlington City Council elections on a radical, municipalist platform that proposed grassroots democracy, ecological stewardship and a moral economy as part of a project to develop a countervailing power to that of the nation-state. Many of the ideas that have animated the Kurdish autonomy movement, can be found in Bookchin’s latest book of essays: The Next Revolution Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy, which Debbie coedited.



7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, 95501
United States
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707-476-4100

Organizer

Associated Studentst
Email:
evp@ascrsenate.org
Website:
https://www.redwoods.edu/ascr

Venue

Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd. Eureka, CA 95501, Room HU 100
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, 95501 United States
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Phone:
707-476-4100
Website:
707-476-4100