April 2018 Newsletter Highlights

Monday, April 9th, 2018 8:25 pm

New Book Release! Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People’s Power

Personal narrative of a union organizer who helped a Jim Crow city become a more equitable place. This lively, illustrated memoir of Ernest “Home” Thompson (1906-1971) shows the great contribution that people’s coalitions can make to building equality and freedom. Thompson’s attention to ending racial gerrymandering that segregated schools in Orange, New Jersey, also helped shape a more vibrant and accepting community and contributed to the civil rights movement nationwide.

Launch Event

Saturday, April 28: Come to the people’s University of Orange to celebrate this new edition of Homeboy Came to Orange. The program will feature urbanists and a dance performance.
“Only the people can be entrusted with their own future.”
~ Ernie Thompson, 1971

Talking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WDET Detroit Today Podcast

Author Mindy Fullilove approaches the perception that race is a biological circumstance instead of a cultural construct in this new WDET Detroit Today interview with Stephen Henderson: How Fundamental Is Race to Our Understanding of Ourselves and Our Politics? The podcast explores the concept of race, where it comes from, and what it has done to America in an attempt to fully understand and realize Dr. King’s dream.

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February 2018 Newsletter

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 7:08 pm

NYU Press partners with New Village Press

New Village is delighted to announce our new partnership with NYU Press for distributed sales and marketing services beginning this month. NYU Press is a perfect publishing partner for us – our interests align, and we are immensely grateful to work with and learn from such a respected press, whose scale and publishing expertise can help our books reach a wider readership, especially in the academic realm.

We also want to express our appreciation as we say goodbye to the entire staff of Consortium, our resilient trade distributor for the past 13 years. We will truly miss working with everyone on their kind and dedicated team.

Events and broadcasts for Earth City Race with author Carl Anthony

Bay Area friends, if you missed the fabulous Oakland launch last October for Carl Anthony’s new book,The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, here’s another chance to hear this venerated environmental and social justice leader. Carl will present Friday, February 9th at 7pm at East Bay Booksellers (formerly known as Diesel Books). A rare opportunity to meet Carl, get inspired, ask questions, and have him sign his book for you!

Also, tune in to hear Carl Anthony on Forum with Michael Krasny, 10-11am PST, February 19th on KQED-FM Radio (88.5 MHz, San Francisco).

Chris Hedges interviews Carl Anthony on spatial apartheid and the role of race in reimagining cities, titled “Architecture as a form of oppression with Carl Anthony,” for his weekly television program — On Contact. Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, and former professor at Princeton University.

Sabra Moore: book review and letter to the editor

Sabre Moore’s book, Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992, was a featured review in THE Magazine of Santa Fe. Reviewer Jenn Shapland comments, “Unlike most histories of white feminism, Openings details the efforts — sometimes clumsy, sometimes discriminatory, sometimes failed — to stay conscious of and to resist the many forms of violence and erasure that exist in white heteropatriarchy.” Shapland also notes, “It’s my ardent hope that, in the future, we will have more books like Moore’s to guide us, written by the other women who participated in consciousness-raising, protesting, and the many meetings that formed the women’s movements.” Thanks – we agree!

Letter to the Editor from Sabre Moore ran in the New York Times on Feb 2, in response to the article National Gallery of Art Cancels a Chuck Close Show. Moore comments, “the cultural moment has shifted,” after Close’s show had been cancelled due to sexual abuse allegations. Moore points out, “In the 1970s and ’80s when we women artists were meeting to figure out how to respond to our exclusion from equal participation in the art world, one of the questions we asked was, Why does it matter? Do we have something different to say? Forty years later, we are still at the cusp of that question.”

Programs and media featuring author Mindy Fullilove

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It and Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy to America’s Sorted-Out Cities, will be speaking at Design Studio for Social Intervention’s event “The Creative Force of Black History” in Roxbury, MA, on February 8th.

Dr. Fullilove’s expert opinion on gentrification in Roanoke, Virginia is featured in a recent CityLab article, “Even the Dead Could Not Stay,” a truly unique, illustrated, and informative story by Martha Park about the destruction caused by policies of urban renewal.

Dr. Fullilove was a featured presenter in the 22nd Annual UCLA Health Care Symposium on January 27, that focused on gentrification. She noted, “if we want to better manage health, we don’t need better hospitals. We need a better society.” Fullilove explained how the displacement of people of color from their homes leads to severe health problems. “We have been systematically sacking cities. In particular, the communities of poor people,” and pointed to “the real estate industry hand in destroying public housing.”

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