For all you punk rock and critical race theory fans out there, three NYC White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race events to stimulate your mind and your ears:
Sunday, September 18th, 7:30pm | Film Screenings and Discussion | UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave Brooklyn | L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan
A look at the varied voices that have explored punk rock and race in film, featuring selections from Rude Boy, Decline of Western Civilization, Afro-punk, Mas alla de los gritos/Beyond the Screams and The Punks Are Alright
Suggested donation $9; click here for more info
Thursday, September 22nd, 8pm | Book Release Party / SLEEPiES Show | Death By Audio | 49 South 2nd Street (between Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn | L to Bedford
SLEEPiES show (with White Riot co-editor Max Tremblay on the drums), plus discussion with journalist and music writer Siddhartha Mitter and other special guests at DIY punk space Death by Audio
Free; click here for more info
Thursday, October 6th, 7pm | Literary Listening Party | Strand Books | 828 Broadway, New York | near Union Square
Listen to key records that illuminate punk rock's racial dimensions, and dish with the editors about the ways the Clash, Patti Smith, Black Flag, Los Crudos, Alien Kulture, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Bob Marley and other punks have lived and negotiated racial identity, as they present an "album" of songs treated in the text. Held in the legendary Strand Books' 3rd floor Rare Book Room.
Buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card to admit two people; click here for more info
Steve, Max and special guests will also appear at the Baltimore Book Festival Saturday, September 24th at 6pm, in the Radical Bookfair Pavilion being organized by Red Emmas, for a discussion on the intersections of music, identity, privilege, and solidarity.
More info here
...and at Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA to do readings from the book.
More info here