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Spirit of ’68 Track at the 2018 Howard Zinn Book Fair

December 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join The Center for Political Education’s track of sessions at the 2018 Howard Zinn Book Fair. Our four sessions focus on the Spirit of ‘68, and will explore the impacts and legacies of people’s movements during 1968, a year of worldwide revolution.  All sessions in the track will be held at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus (1125 Valencia St.)in Room 154.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Who’s Got the Power?
Paul Ortiz, author, An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Vanessa Moses, Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Alex Tom, Chinese Progressive Association

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM From the Factory Floor to the Welfare Line
Lane Windham, author,  Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide
Asha Du Monthier, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Jennifer Alejo, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Imagining the World—Ideology and the Battle for Ideas
David Austin, editor, Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness
with local speakers:
Jason Ferreira, Race and Resistance Studies, SFSU
Sabiha Basrai, Design Action Collective
Elena Serrano, Eastside Arts Alliance

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM The Long War—Militarism, Insurrection, and Counter-insurgency
Nikhil Pal Singh, author, Race and America’s Long War
Nick Estes, author, Our History is the Future: Mni Wiconi and the Struggle for Native Liberation(forthcoming)

Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource & Organizing Center

Clare Bayard, Catalyst Project

ACCESSIBILITY: Organizers of the Howard Zinn Book Fair will be able to provide the best information regarding access for this event: zinnbookfair@gmail.com

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of people’s history, past, present and future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a non-sectarian left event that welcomes a wide variety of political traditions left traditions.


December 2, 2018
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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1125 Valencia St.
1125 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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