On January 12th, we hosted local activist and musician Bobby Sullivan for a presentation of his new book, Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics, a "mixtape" of anti-colonial history and punky reggae memoir. Bobby was joined in conversation by local farmer and former religious studies professor Orus Barker.
Bobby Sullivan grew up in the Washington, DC, punk scene, fueled by Rasta rockers Bad Brains and the foundational Minor Threat. Along the way, Sullivan worked with Food Not Bombs, the Anarchist Black Cross political prisoner support network, and a Rasta prison ministry. He currently manages The French Broad Food Co-op and sits on the board of the National Co+op Grocers.