Dan La Botz, Author of Who Rules Cincinnati? Speaks with Community Members & Activists


In a previous post, I briefly reviewed Dan La Botz’s “ Who Rules Cincinnati?”. This weekend La Botz will discuss his work at a gathering of organizers, activists and community members. Below is the announcement we sent to our mailing lists. Curt

Dan La Botz
Author of Who Rules Cincinnati?
Speaks with Community Members and Activists

First English Lutheran Church
Saturday, April 5, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1208 Race Street
Downtown Cincinnati

Historian and activist Dan La Botz has written extensively on labor issues in both the US and Mexico; and remains active in Cincinnati as a labor, immigrants rights, and community organizer. Recently, he and a group of well known Cincinnati media and social justice activists formed Cincinnati Studies, an online resource “dedicated to studying political, economic, social and cultural developments in the city of Cincinnati.” The group’s initial offering is La Botz’s “ Who Rules Cincinnati?”:
http://www.cincinnatistudies.org/who_rules_cincinnati.pdf

Cincinnati Progressive Action, the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ Center, the Day Labor Organizing Project and the  Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center are co-sponsoring this presentation by La Botz.  We hope to stimulate a discussion of his view that:

“Decades of corporate control have led to a distorted development and to grotesque contrasts between rich and poor like those we associate with Third World countries. This distorted development has had a particularly damaging impact on the African American population.”

In Solidarity,
The Cincinnati Day Labor Organizing Project
& The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
1415 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH
513 621-5991
cworkers@cinci.rr.com

If you are interested in more information about DLOP or the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, please contact us or come to a meeting:

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Our Daily Bread: 1730 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio

 

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