On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the @Macaulay Author Series will host professor and author Peter Andreas (Smuggler Nation), who has written the book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution.
The book tells the story of Andreas’ complicated childhood and relationship with his mother, a 1950s housewife turned radical feminist and Marxist. Influenced by changing times, Andreas’ mother takes embarks on a quest of finding and fighting “isms” (such as sexism, imperialism, and capitalism), and takes young Peter with her. In under a decade, he ends up having attended more than a dozen schools and just as many homes, moving from the bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley, to a socialist collective farm in Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. Spanning not only years but states and continents, Rebel Mother explores a vibrant era of revolution and the journey that comes from chasing it.
The program, which is free and open to the public at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, runs 7pm-9pm at 35 West 67 Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). The author will sign the book, which will be available for purchase. Reservations are recommended.