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Mon, Nov 06


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Author Event and Discussion: Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win

Join us for an engaging book talk with activist and author Helen Shiller in conversation with journalist, Clarence Page.

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Author Event and Discussion: Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win
Author Event and Discussion: Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win

Time & Location

Nov 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win tells  the fascinating true story of an individual radical organizer turned  independent Chicago city council member, and her forty year struggle for  justice in Chicago.

Helen Shiller went from radical anti-war activist in Wisconsin,  to a member of a collective of white allies of the Black Panther Party  in Chicago, to an elected city council person who helped break the back  of the racialized opposition to Harold Washington, Chicago's first Black  mayor.

Shiller participated, when few others did, in the historic fight  against the gentrification of a unique economically and racially mixed  Chicago community on the Northside. With insight into historic community  organizing and political battles in Chicago from the 1970s through  2010, this book details numerous policy fights and conflicts in Chicago  during this time, illuminating recurrent political themes and battles  that remain relevant to this day.

Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win is a compelling, insightful, must-read for all those struggling for a better world today.

Clarence Page was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 2, 1947, to Clarence  Hannibal Page, a factory worker, and Maggie Page, the owner of a  catering service. During his senior year of high school, Page served as  feature editor at the school’s biweekly newspaper. In 1965, he won his  first award from the Southeast Ohio High School Newspaper Association  for the year's best feature article. It was at this point that Page,  under the guidance of Mrs. Mary Kendall, his high school newspaper  instructor, became very interested in journalism. He graduated from  Middletown High School in 1965, and that summer, he earned his first pay  as a journalist by selling freelance photos and stories to the Middletown Journal and Cincinnati Enquirer.  In 1969, he received his B.S. degree in journalism from Ohio  University, where he worked on the student newspaper while at college.


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