John Carlos and Dave Zirin Happy Hour!
Friday, Nov. 4th @ 4:00-6pm
Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave
Appetizers are provided and cheap beer from Upright Brewery is available.
$10 to 20 donation requested at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Proceeds will benefit Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Organization.
John Carlos and Dave Zirin Speak!
Friday, November 4th @ 6pm
Portland State University--Hoffman Hall, SW Harrison & 12th
The International Socialist Organization and Haymarket Books present a special event with Olympic track-and-field medalist John Carlos, whose courageous stand during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics remains one of the most iconic images in sports history and the history of the civil rights movement. This will be an exciting and engaging event, and an inspiring opportunity for athletes, students, and all others engaged in the struggles of today to come together to discuss with an Olympic legend the relationship between athletics and civic engagement, and to hear the inspiring story of an athlete who sacrificed fame and glory to stand up for a principle, whose actions have been vindicated by history.
Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist, John Carlos.
"John Carlos is an American hero. And finally he has written a memoir to tell us his story-and a powerful story it is. I couldn't put this book down."?