Sunday, May 20, 2007

Michael Parenti Speaking Tonight in Toronto on Race, Gender, and Class Power

Michael Parenti to Speak at Ryerson

On Sunday May 20th starting at 7pm, CKLN presents Michael Parenti at the Student Campus Centre 55 Gould Street (at Church, 1block N of Dundas). Parenti will speak on "Race, Gender, and Class Power".

Who is Michael Parenti? Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

Parenti is the author of 20 books. His most recent is The Culture Struggle. The Culture Struggle is a tremendous contribution to the fight for social justice in this period. This volume discusses how to think about cultural imperialism, cultural relativism, and racism and gender oppression. Culture is analyzed as a component of social power and political struggle in the United States and elsewhere.

Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Cornel West, Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton, has said, "Michael Parenti is a towering prophetic voice in American life. We need him now more than ever."

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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