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The Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn Library” — aka the A to Z library

3 Nov

Check out what the Simmons College Chapter of the Progressive Librarian Guild is doing in collaboration with the Boston Radical Reference Collective…

The Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn Library!!

The reason why these influential thinkers grace the name of their occupy library is summed up by the organizers in a well-crafted list of quotes:

We have chosen these two individuals because, in their own words:

‘To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.’ Howard Zinn

and ‘There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.’ Audre Lorde

And because as Zinn taught us, ‘Tyranny is Tyranny, let it come from whom it may.’

and Lorde reminds us, ‘Revolution is not a onetime event.’

And lastly, because we agree with Zinn that:

‘Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.’

and with Lorde that: ‘Without community, there is no liberation.’

Not only do they have a flourishing library, but they are documenting their local manifestation of the Occupy Movement by collecting documents and minutes.

Read more here

Occupy MN now has a people’s library

16 Oct

Photos of the peoples library, teach-ins, and other random miscellany from occupy MN