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The Making of a Black Anarchist Revolutionary

February 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On Thursday, February 17th at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm GMT, join us alongside Pluto Press and William C. Anderson, author of The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition, and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution for a very special virtual event: The Making of a Black Anarchist Revolutionary.

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Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin is an American writer, activist and black anarchist. He is a former member of SNCC, the Black Panther Party and Concerned Citizens for Justice. Following an attempt to frame him on weapons charges and for threatening the life of a Ku Klux Klan leader, Ervin hijacked a plane to Cuba in February 1969. While in Cuba, and later Czechoslovakia, Ervin grew disillusioned with the authoritarianism of state socialism. Captured by the CIA in Eastern Europe, he was extradited to the US, put on trial and sentenced to life in prison in 1970. He was introduced to anarchism whilst in prison, inspiring him to write Anarchism and the Black Revolution in 1979. Released after 15 years, Ervin remains politically active.

William C. Anderson is a writer and activist from Birmingham, Alabama. His work has appeared in the Guardian, MTV, Truthout, British Journal of Photography and Pitchfork, among others. He is the author of The Nation on No Map, and co-author of the book As Black as Resistance and co-founder of Offshoot Journal. He also provides creative direction as a producer of the Black Autonomy Podcast.