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2018 Howard Zinn Book Fair FIGHTING FOR THE AIR WE BREATHE
December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm$5
CCSF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street
The Fifth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of people’s history, past, present and future. This year features more than 40 readings and more than 60 tables of exhibitors. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a non-sectarian left event that welcomes a wide variety of political left traditions.
This year’s theme is Fighting for the Air We Breathe and will be the focus of a number of our readings. The effects of human-caused environmental devastation have become impossible to ignore. The land we live on, the water we drink, and the air we breathe are under threat by relentless fossil fuel extraction and the toxic byproducts of profit driven mass production. The suffocation of our natural world is paralleled in society at large. Persistent poverty, racism and sexism are exacerbated by countless mass shootings, police violence, escalating wars, and the violence of an emboldened far right. While conventional politics often expect market forces or new technologies to solve the world’s problems, we know the real solutions will come from the collective action of everyday people, through the very struggles chronicled by historian Howard Zinn under the banner of “a People’s History.”
A donation of $5 is requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please join us for one of the highlights of the year for the Bay Area’s political progressives. Take a look at the Howard Zinn Book Fair website for more details.
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