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Bake sale for RCP Publications in Houston

June 8, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


On Saturday, some people from a Black community took up the call for funds for RCP Publications by having a bake sale in their neighborhood.  They worked with revolutionary communists, and other people touched by or active in the movement for revolution to make it a big success.  Some people baked cookies, cakes and banana bread, while others helped staff the table and talked with other people in the community.  They raised $140.  In the midst of talking with people and selling baked goods, several groups of people watched clips from REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion. A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN. 

Bake Sale in Houston. Special to
Bake Sale in Houston. Special to

A young man who staffed the table said that he came out because his friends don't think about revolution, they think that things are just the way they are, that there's nothing to do about it, but he thinks that's wrong.  We can do something.  He also said that he has been trying to save up some money to buy BAsics after he saw some of the quotes from it a few days before.  Another man who put a lot of work in organizing the bake sale said that he supports this revolution because it's for everybody, it's not just about making things better for one group of people.  He was stopping cars and bringing people over to the table.  He said that one comment that he got from a man who bought a bunch of cookies, captured a lot for him. The man told him that he donated because, "I know what time it is" and people more recognize that it looks like the government is trying to reinstitute slavery.

After watching a section of the dialogue, a young woman said that she needs to watch the whole film.  She said that she felt inspired by the Dialogue and thought it was more important for the youth like herself to know about Bob Avakian's (BA's) message because it was their own future  at stake. She said she donated because  "I've been thinking about the revolution and I really want to support this.  It's so amazing that you send literature into the places where people are fighting back."  Another group of youth, who came to check out the bake sale, said that they couldn't believe that BA and Cornel West were talking about these kinds of things, and it was so real and so true.  They made arrangements to get a copy of the film and said that now they know that they need to get involved. 

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Bake Sale in Houston. Special to

One woman who baked three cakes said that she did it to support revolution and that she is so glad that people are finally standing up against police brutality.  One man who had been brutalized by the police didn't make it out to the bake sale.  But he said that he is going to find a way to raise money to promote this revolution and BA, and now he's going to watch the dialogue.  He had bought BAsics a while ago and said that it is essential for people.  He said that "people need to read BA, then they'll understand".

The people who worked on the bake sale were very excited about how the day went.  Not just the money raised, but also the response from the community, and that they got to meet and work with each other.  They made plans to do a fundraiser each month for different projects for the revolution. They began making plans for a BBQ sale next month for BA Everywhere.  One man said that there were some people who didn't come through for the bake sale, but now they can go back to them and he's sure that word will get out how successful it was and next time it will be better and involving more people.


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