7pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Laemmle Theaters Monica 4
Q&A with Director Annie Day followed by Reception
For more on the film and the April 11th event: "STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE: New Documentary Film and Big Plans for BA Everywhere"
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Recently, a powerful film was screened in one of the
wealthiest communities near where I live. The film not only
exposed many of the horrific conditions faced by the masses
of poor in a particular Third World country, but also
revealed how many of the most heralded efforts which claimed
to be about alleviating this poverty actually made things worse…
We felt a real responsibility and saw an opportunity to
bring what BA is about into this event, and to seek out
people who could be won to sit down and consider making a
serious contribution to the BA Everywhere campaign…
During the month of December we set a goal to fundraise
$1000 for the BA Everywhere campaign. We have been doing a
number of things to raise those $1000. From selling
chocolates, making tamales, to hosting a community picnic.
We have been working together with all kinds of people from
What happens when we take the BA Everywhere campaign into
an inner-city high school?
Slightly edited interview with a teacher who took up BAsics'
quote 1:13 in relation to the October 22 'National Day of
Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation' in her middle school. Her
students come from a very poor, mainly Black and West Indian
area of New York City.
A letter from a reader about a recent conversation
Shutdown, the Showdown, and the Urgent Need to Repolarize…
for Revolution" and raising a donation for BA
Click here for articles, correspondences and video from the crowdfunding campaign.
"Why am I—why is my body of work, and method and approach—important? Because this is bringing forward an advanced understanding, a heightened understanding, of what revolution and communism are all about and how to move toward the objective of revolution and communism, as well as a method for engaging and struggling through the contradictions that are inevitably going to be encountered in that process....
If we are in fact being guided by the scientific
understanding that human society needs to, and can,
advance to communism, that the struggle to achieve this
objective must be the conscious act of masses of people,
on the one hand, while at the same time this must have,
and has no prospect of being realized without,
leadership—leadership that, in relation to this goal,
embodies the most advanced understanding and
"My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love – because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show (October 5, 2012)
"In Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party, we have the kind of rare and precious leader who does not come along very often. A leader who has given his heart, and all his knowledge, skills and abilities to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity. Bob Avakian came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s..."