Sunday, Oct. 7 – 2 p.m.
Elaine Elinson, Hilton Obenzinger, Jonah Raskin, Nina Serrano, Barry Willdorf
Elaine Elinson, coauthor of the award-winning Wherever Thereâ€™s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, worked with the UFW and reported from the Philippines during the Marcos regime.
Hilton Obenzinger reads, takes action, and laughs. Critic, poet, novelist, historian, and recipient of the American Book Award, his books include the autobiographical novel Busy Dying. He teaches writing and American studies at Stanford University.
Jonah Raskin has written about American radicals and radicalism in Out of the Whale: Growing Up in the American Left, The Radical Jack London and numerous other books.
Nina Serrano, poet, media producer, and educator, was voted â€œBest Local Poetâ€ by Oakland Magazine in 2010. She co-founded the Mission Cultural Center, and produces literature and Latino radio programs for KPFA.
Barry Willdorf, a retired defense lawyer who championed Vietnam vets, has written novels including an award-winning historical work on church-state relations in the crumbling Roman empire and a 1970s noir series addressing class, race, and family issues.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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