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2015 Howard Zinn Book Fair

A celebration of progressive books & a #blacklivesmatter talk.
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The Howard Zinn Bookfair, a celebration of the books that make us rethink our roles in the world and connect people with hidden histories, will be held at CCSF Mission Campus.

The day-long fair also celebrates the legacy of Howard Zinn, author of Peoples’ History of the United States. 60 booksellers and close to 160 authors are represented at the Book Fair, along with local, national and international authors and activists, such as Rebecca Solnit, David Talbot, Rachel Cassandra, Lauren Gucik, David Zirin, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, and a special reading of Terry Bisson’s screen play Kansas Brown, featuring Peter Coyote.

2015 Howard Zinn Book Fair
Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm
CCSF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco

2015 Keynote Conversation: “Black Lives Matter: Past, Present & Future” (12:20 pm in Room 106)

Black Lives Matter: Past Present & Future will be a conversation between Dr. Claybourne Carson and Alicia Garza. Author of dozens of books, Dr. Carson is a Stanford Historian who has dedicated most of his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King and the movements he inspired. Alicia Garza is the co-founder of the #blacklivesmatter movement and an organizer with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. They will be introduced by Dr. Nicholas Baham III, author of The Coltrane Church: Apostles of Sound, Agents of Social Justice.

> Full 2015 Program

2015 Reading & Workshop Highlights include:

  • Women Writing Against the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Not Your Bro: Men, Masculinity & Sexism with Rebecca Solnit
  • State & Revolution Revisited
  • Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
  • Women & Socialism: Class, Race and Capital
  • Poetry of Women Domestic Workers
  • Police & Power in America
  • Better Than War (Short stories on Iranian-American experience)
  • Hidden Histories of the Tenderloin & Chinatown
  • San Francisco Noir: The Mysteries of the Page Will Not be Gentrified
  • Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
  • Modesto Anarcho: Organizing in the Central Valley
  • Women Street Artists of Latin America
  • Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine
  • Dancing in the Mindfield: The Dangers of True Stories in Queer & Trans Communities

Who is Howard Zinn? 

Howard Zinn was a historian, author, professor, playwright, and activist. His life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of countless people. Zinn was the author of dozens of books, including A People’s History of the United States. He received many awards including the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction, the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism, and the Ridenhour Courage Prize.