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Thursday, November 16th – 7:30pm
Walker Talks
Walker Brents III on Hannah Arendt
a voice with relevance to these times

Hanna Arendt escaped a short period of Nazi captivity to work for refugees in Paris until Paris fell. After finding her way to the U.S.A. she taught generations of students at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

She worked hard to express for us her understanding of what was novel about the crimes that characterized the late 20th Century. Her phrase “the banality of evil” is more than a soundbite. She formulated notions of the nature of power, of action, of promise, of thinking—each one a crystallization around an arc of creative writing that has no peer. We are her legacy, as democratic citizens finding our way through a world gone mad.

What’s going on in San Francisco even as the APEC conference takes place? Talks like this, in the voice of one who thinks out loud.

Walker Brents III talks, every month (with a summer break for traveling the highways of the American West), on topics diverse, knotty and crystalline… you’ll find them on the Bird & Beckett livestream, but are also welcome to come and listen in the half-light of the shop.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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