UB Hosts Road Map for Revolutionaries Authors for Talk, Book Signing, Oct. 9
August 22, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
With the highly anticipated nationwide midterm elections just around the corner, the University of Baltimore will host the authors of Road Map for Revolutionaries, a new guidebook featuring "practical tactics for navigating and protecting one's personal democracy in a gridlocked, heavily surveilled, and politically volatile country," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor gathering space in the Bogomolny Library, 1420 Maryland Ave. The event is free and open to the public; an online R.S.V.P. is requested. Attendance details are listed below.
Released this coming Sept. 18, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All was written by Elisa Camahort Page, Jamia Wilson and Carolyn Gerin, the latter of whom is a 1992 graduate of the master's program in publications design at the University of Baltimore.
Now based in San Francisco, Gerin is the creator and art director of the best-selling "Anti-Bride" series, and co-founder and brand strategist for Cannawise.co, a full-service creative agency for the burgeoning cannabis industry. Page co-founded the pioneering women's media company BlogHer, and has been recognized by Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, and other national media outlets for her leadership in the evolution of social media as a communications and marketing tool. Wilson serves as executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press, and has contributed to The New York Times, Today, CNN, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and wrote the oral history Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.
Gloria Steinem, who spoke at UB in 2008, says "Road Map for Revolutionaries answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, plus some you never thought of. It's portable, requires no batteries or electricity, and was created by three smart women."
Road Map for Revolutionaries serves as a repository for information on effective tactics and strategies for daily activism at all levels, "aimed at people who want to act but don't know what to do next." Checklists, case studies, interviews and more provide a basis for understanding how individuals can affect change throughout society, when deep divisions exist between all kinds of people, and civic commonalties like voting can be used to actually further our differences.
Stephanie Gibson, professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design and the moderator for the Oct. 9 event, said she invited Road Map's authors to campus to encourage a discussion about the "full-time job" of being a citizen in a participatory democracy.
"The most important thing to do in the current political climate environment is vote. Vote like your life depends on it," Prof. Gibson said. "But voting isn't the only action we can take. There are so many more ways to be an effective voice."
Those who wish to attend this event are asked to fill out an online R.S.V.P. , for the purpose of providing updates about the talk. Copies of the book will be available for sale and authors' signing.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.