Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security – We Are The Bomb

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Boots Riley
Prometheus Brown
Gabriel Teodros
Nikkita Oliver
Jesse Hagopian

Boots Riley–the only known musical artist whose surveillance by intelligence agents has been exposed due to Wikileaks documents – will be joined by a who’s who of Seattle artists and activists for an important and timely discussion of how art and politics continue to intersect and fuel one another.

The event will also celebrate the launch of Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security–We Are The Bomb (Collected Lyrics and Writings).

Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the front man of underground favorites The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club, and as a solo artist, for more than two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley’s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and wry humor with Bay Area swag. Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security–We Are The Bomb brings together his songs, commentary, and backstories with compelling color photos and documents throughout. The book includes a Foreword by Adam Mansbach, New York Times-bestselling author of Go The Fuck To Sleep.

Check out the book:

“It’s no secret [Boots Riley] is one of the most influential poets and thinkers of his generation.” — Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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Boots Riley, is an American poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer, and public speaker—best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club.

Prometheus Brown is emcee of Blue Scholars

Gabriel Teodros is a Seattle emcee who released two projects in 2014: Children Of The Dragon and Evidence Of Things Not Seen. In 2015, Teodros made his speculative fiction debut with a story published in Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (AK Press). His writing has also been published by The Feminist Wire and Okayafrica.

Nikkita Oliver was Seattle Poetry Slam's Grand Slam Champion in 2013, and has organized Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle.

Jesse Hagopian teaches at Garfield High School, where he helped lead the historic Map Test Boycott in 2013.

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Event sponsored by Haymarket Books, University Bookstore, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
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By: Haymarket Books

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