Dan Berger author ofOutlaws of America readsSaturday, June 3rd, 7:00 PMFREE
Outlaws of America brings to life America\’s most famous renegades, the Weather Underground. Based on detailed and original research, it is a gripping account of the actions and motivations of the group of white people who risked everything to oppose war and racism. At the same time, it provides a nuanced and critically engaged study demostrating the Weather Underground\’s contemporary significance.
This engaging, and timely book tells the untold story of the Weather Underground, from its incendiary beginnings to its tumultuous end. In an unsparing critical analysis, Berger uses dozens of in-depth interviews with former Weather Underground members and other long-time activists to trace the group\’s evolution in relation to the civil rights, Black Power, and anti-war movements. From the Students for a Democratic Society of the 1960s through the political trials of the 1980s, Outlaws of America is a history of the Weather Underground that clearly resonates today. It is essential reading for students, activists, and anyone concerned about both the state of the world and what to do about it.
Dan Berger is a 24-year-old writer, activist, and graduate student living in Philadelphia. He is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (AK Press, 2006) and co-editor of Letters From Young Activists: Today\’s Rebels Speak Out (Nation Books, 2005).
The grandson of Holocaust survivors, Berger has been involved with an array of anti-racist and global justice organizing projects. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of Resistance in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in Z, Socialism and Democracy, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among elsewhere.