2019 Howard Zinn Book Fair: Strike! Discovering Our Power | Mission Dist.
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City College of SF (Mission Campus) | 1125 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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 Howard Zinn Book Fair draws upon the legacy of legendary historian and activist Howard Zinn by gathering together over 60 publishers, booksellers, zinesters and community groups and dozens of author readings, panel discussions and workshops, all to explore the ways people can take collective action to build a better future.
2019 Howard Zinn Book Fair
Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm
CCSF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia St, San Francisco
The theme of this year’s book fair is “Strike! Discovering Our Power.” We selected this theme to celebrate the ways in which everyday people discover their ability to work together.
Inspired by the wave of strikes across the United States in the past year, the massive General Strikes in India, and the recent uprisings in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Chile, we expand the idea of the strike to include all of the ways people can take collective action to preserve their homes, protect life on earth, respect indigeneity, shut down the machinery that produces racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and inequality, and build movements that are strong enough to last.
The Strike! is not only about withdrawing our labor, but about redirecting it to create a better world.
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.
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