Revolution Then and Now: Four Authors Talk about Radical Change from the 1960s to TodaySunday, May 8 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Veterans Memorial Building - Auditorium
A quartet of maverick minds will take us on a wild ride of activism, defiance, and hard-won change. Bestselling journalist and historian David Talbot and New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot are known for pulling back the veil on social and political history. Their co-authored book, By the Light of Burning Dreams, brings to life “the second American revolution” of the 1960s and 70s (“necessary reading in our own tumultuous moment: an urgent reminder that change can happen and a vivid illustration of how it does”- Patrick Radden Keefe). The trailblazing activist Judy Gumbo could’ve stepped out of its pages: one of three female members of the satirical protest group the Yippies, she was deemed “the most anti-establishment and the most dangerous” by the FBI. Her memoir, Yippie Girl: Exploits in Protest and Defeating the FBI, is a riveting piece of living history. Moderated by activist Dante King (The 400 Year Holocaust: White America’s Legal, Psychopathic, and Sociopathic Black Genocide – and the Revolt Against Critical Race Theory), this conversation will take us into the past to stoke our present fight for equity.
The bookstore partner for this session is Sausalito Books By The Bay! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Sausalito Books by the Bay Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 12:45 PM