In honor of leftist historian Howard Zinn and the ordinary people he celebrated in his work, on Tuesday, November 5 scholars and activists from across the country will take part in a Read-in of Zinn's work.
A gathering at The Ohio State University is taking place in solidarity with the Zinn Read-in Committee at Purdue University, which is organizing the main event in response to a report that their university president Mitch Daniels, while governor of Indiana, recommended that Zinn's work be banned in public schools.
The solidarity event at OSU will take place in the Museum Room at University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall. At 5 p.m. there will be an open mic session with readings from Zinn's works, readings from other inspiring writers, and/or comments about academic freedom. After a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., there will be a livestream of the Purdue read-in, which will last from 6 to 9 p.m.
The solidarity Read-in is being organized by the Columbus chapter of the International Socialist Organization. If you would like to read something, or if your group would like to endorse the event, please email email@example.com. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook.