Thursday, February 16, 2006
Kenyon Farrow Signs Books at Monkeys Retreat
Kenyon Farrow will be at the Monkeys Retreat store, Tuesday 2/21/06 from 6-8 pm to promote and sign his book LETTERS FROM YOUNG ACTIVISTS: TODAY'S REBELS SPEAK OUT
Kenyon Farrow is a writer and activist living in Brooklyn, NY. He is the culture editor for Clamor Magazine, and co-editor of Letters from Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out (Nation Books 2005).His essays have appeared in print publications and online, and in the upcoming anthology, Spirited: Affirming the Soul of Black Gay and Lesbian Identity (Red Bone Press 2005). Recently named one of the nations "Movers & Shakers" in HIV/AIDS activism by The Body.com, Kenyon's work as an activist has also included prison and police brutality issues, drug policy, LGBT, youth and homelessness issues. He is currently working on his first solo book.
Goes into it's 2nd Printing in January!!!
LETTERS FROM YOUNG ACTIVISTS: TODAY'S RE BELS SPEAK OUT
by Dan Berger, Chesa Boudin & Kenyon Farrow, editors / Preface by Bernardine Dohrn --Who will lead America in the years to come? Letters from Young Activists introduces America's bold, exciting, new generation of activists. These diverse authors challenge the common misconception that today's young people are apathetic, shallow, and materialistic. Aged ten to thirty-one, these atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, pagan, transgender, heterosexual, bisexual, metrosexual Americans are from every type of background and ethnicity, but are united by their struggle toward a common goal. They are the inheritors of their parents' legacy from the sixties, but also have the imagination and courage to embark on new paths and different directions.
In letters addressed to their parents, to past generations, to each other, to the youth of tomorrow and to their future selves, each author articulates his or her vision for the world as they work towards racial, economic, gender, environmental and global justice. As the editors write in their introduction: "From globalization to the war on terrorism and beyond, our generation is compelled to action in the midst of a rapidly changing, and unique political moment Our challenge, and yours, is to live our lives in a way that does not make a mockery of our values."
About the authors:
Dan Berger is the author of Outlaws of America and currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chesa Boudin was a leader of the Yale Coalition for Peace and is studying issues of Public Policy in Latin America at Oxford University, where he is a Rhodes Scholar. His parents are David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, who both participated in the 1981 Brinks robbery (his letter to his dad who is still in prison is remarkable).
Kenyon Farrow has been published in City Limits and Black Commentator and on activism websites, and is working on a book.
The preface is by Bernardine Dohrn, former member of the Weather Underground, writer, activist and professor of law at Northwestern University.
"These voices will not be ignored. They will be heard." --Mumia Abu-Jamal, political prisoner and author of We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party
"Whether North American or Other you will not regret the hours spent with this inspiring, compassionate and soulful book. It allows a glimpse into the hearts of young activists of today... They are making of themselves an offering to the Goddess of Peace." --Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple
Trade paperback book (5-1/2" x 8-1/4"), 256 pages. -- $14.95