Author Interview: "The Constructive Extermination of Women of Color" Sat, June 16 (751 hits)
Please purchase & read to support women of color:
THE CONSTRUCTIVE EXTERMINATION OF WOMEN OF COLOR: Consequences of Perpetual Socio-Economic Marginalization, by Suzanne Brooks, published by International Association for Women of Color Day; printed by Sacramento Library's IStreet Press. $24/95: Get your copy via PayPal @ womenofcolorday.com
This book Review by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator Editorial Board and veteran of the Black Panther Party,former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa. (Interviewed 1988 on PBS News, MacNeil/Lehrer), published online @ blackcommentator.com
The twin demons of racism and sexism have long been, and continue to be, formidable debilitating factors for women of color in U.S. society. Suzanne Brooks has produced a thorough and forthright look into the factors that contribute to, and in fact perpetuate, the systemic "extermination" of women of color. . . Notwithstanding the fundamental need for systemic change, Brooks offers real life possibilities as to how this very real and unacceptable situation, as it pertains to the disempowerment and suppression of women of color, should and can be addressed today.The essays.will grab the mind, heart, and soul of the reader, no matter what gender, color, or ethnicity one might be. The book needs to be read by everyone . . The power and strength of the book . is in its combined scholarly approach and ..honesty.
Brooks presents numerous .. examples . .as a woman of color, an activist, educator, mentor, vocalist and band leader. . . The . . book is . . .a strong and viable tool in assisting women of color to empower and help themselves and each other, . . . utilizing and developing multiple levels of 'leadership.' . .
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 PM EST (7 PM Pacific Time)
Brooks will be interviewed by Janice Peak-Graham on her blog talk radio show, "Our Common Ground: Alternative Activist Empowerment--Urban Progressive Talk Radio