White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment
From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 06:02:08 -0700 (PDT)
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Patty Guerrero wrote:
Hope you all get this important message about an event.

Susu Jeffrey wrote:
Please share this information. This is an important event as Roxanne
is 79-years-old. She wrote An Indigenous Peoples History of the United
States and will speak on the 2nd amendment.

Rebecca Cramer wrote:
Hello Friends and Allies: I am soliciting your help to promote the
upcoming lecture by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on September 27th at the
First Unitarian Society. Thank you for any assistance--If you can slip
it into calendars, we would be so grateful-- and hope to see you

Rebecca Cramer,
secretary, Northland Sustainable Solutions

For more details see Press release below.

SEPTEMBER 4th, 2018
For More Information, Contact: Rebecca Cramer  612-388-2542

Lifelong Human Rights Activist and Acclaimed Historian Dr. Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz to Speak in Minneapolis September 27

The public is invited to a free public lecture "The White
Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment," Thursday, Sept. 27, 7
p.m., at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS), 900 Mt. Curve

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of An Indigenous Peoples
History of the United States (2015, Beacon Press) along with numerous
other books and articles. She is currently touring to speak about her
latest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
(2018, City Lights Books).

The evening will begin with a brief reception, with light refreshments
catered by the Sioux Chef. Dunbar-Ortiz’s lecture will follow,
drawing from her book and exploring the dire situation surrounding gun
addiction in the United States.

Her book "Loaded" has received positive reviews. The New Republic says:

 "Her analysis, erudite and unrelenting, exposes blind spots not just
 among conservatives, but, crucially, among liberals as well. . . . As
 a portrait of the deepest structures of American violence,"Loaded" is
 an indispensable book."

The Los Angeles Review of Books writes:

 "If ... anyone at all really wants to 'get to the root causes of gun
 violence in America,' they will need to start by coming to terms
 with even a fraction of what Loaded proposes."

Find more details and RSVP online at

About Dunbar-Ortiz
Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California
State University-Hayward. She grew up in the 1940-50s in rural
Oklahoma, the daughter of a share cropper father and a part-Indian
mother. Her grandfather worked as an organizer for the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW) and for the Oklahoma Socialist Party during
its brief era of success, between the beginning of statehood in 1907
and its repression following the Green Corn Rebellion of 1917.

While earning her PhD at UCLA, Dunbar-Ortiz was active in the
leadership of the anti-Vietnam War effort, anti-Apartheid and other
radical movements of the era. In Boston, she founded and published the
magazine of the radical feminist cell 16. Later, she became active in
the international movement for Indigenous Rights, both through her
extensive academic writing and by advocating at the United Nations for
Native sovereignty and land rights.

Dunbar-Ortiz participated in the liberation struggles in Central
America, living with the Miskito Indians of Eastern Nicaragua during
the Contra war. She was an expert witness for the American Indian
Movement's Wounded Knee Trial.

This event is sponsored by First Unitarian Society, Northland
Sustainable Solutions, the Metro Chapter of the Women’s League for
Peace and Freedom, and Birchbark Books. Co-sponsors include: Healing
Minnesota Stories, Protect Minnesota, and Women Against Military
Madness. Funds to support this lecture were generously provided by the
Elizabeth A. Ewen, John E. Forichette Memorial Trust.

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