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Harold Washington – Red Ed Reading Group
September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a re-scheduled September meeting of the Red Ed Reading Group. With so much going on in electoral politics right now, we wanted to get together and talk about a local example in Chicago history: the Harold Washington campaign. While not a socialist, Washington was drafted from a grassroots effort to take on the Democratic machine in Chicago. We’ll read and discuss a few short chapters from Gary Rivlin’s “Fire on the Prairie”, and talk about the potential–and challenges–of building socialist power through elections.
Excerpts from “Fire on the Prairie” by Gary Rivlin: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11Es-sy40QnOTFKN6IOUmjmYJ0Y5DOp_5
Essay by Timothy Wright about being in Washington’s administration and trying to keep it progressive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=12IcnuZLHkj0oUiAvxPAjbqONhWrOdcyv