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August 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

LIVE ZOOM PANEL DISCUSSION, FOLLOWED BY AUDIENCE Q&A As we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and stand at the threshold of a presidential election, “Celebrating Woman Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights” is a panel discussion examining the complex history of enfranchisement in the United States and its relevance to the ongoing anti-racist struggle against voter suppression. A prestigious group of speakers includes Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, as our moderator; with…

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No Fascist USA!

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8015934697570/WN_JVyHTp29QxmfoEbsX2QQjQ Powell's Books Presents Hilary Moore & James Tracy in Conversation With Mark Bray. This is a virtual event held on Zoom, and hosted by Powell's Books. For information go to powells.com.

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The Bomb: Understanding its History and the Hope for a Nuclear-Free Future

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Chapter of Physician's for Social Responsibility present The Bomb: Understanding its History and the Hope for a Nuclear-Free Future A discussion with Fred Kaplan, James L Nolan Jr., Dr. Tova Fuller & Dr. Robert Gould (of Physicians for Social Responsibility S.F. Bay Chapter) This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing…

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Book Launch and Panel: Migrant Crossings

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FREE Zoom Event Presented by Eastwind Books of Berkeley Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Department of UC Berkeley. Join us online for the book launch of Migrant Crossings with author Annie Isabel Fukushima! Dr. Fukushima along with panelists Carolyn Kim, Hediana Utarti, and Cindy Liou will gather for a discussion on human trafficking. Migrant Crossings examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States into informal economies and service industries.…

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Conversations with Authors – Michelle Bowdler (Virtual Event)

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Michelle Bowdler’s debut blend of memoir and cultural investigation, Is Rape a Crime?, tells the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society’s most serious crimes goes largely uninvestigated. Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political…

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VIRTUAL: Federico Finchelstein / A Brief History of Fascist Lies

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and UC Press present a 6-part series of virtual events focused on urgent societal issues, broadcasting every Monday at 11am PST. This second event in the series features Federico Finchelstein discussing his book A Brief History of Fascist Lies. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. RSVP here. "There is no better book on fascism's complex and vexed relationship with truth." – Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them In this short companion to his book From Fascism to Populism in History, world-renowned historian Federico…

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Virtual Event: Molly Wizenberg and Esmé Weijun Wang

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, August 10 at 5pm PDT when Molly Wizenberg discusses her memoir The Fixed Stars with Esmé Weijun Wang on Zoom. Zoom Login https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85317065845 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,85317065845#  or +13462487799,,85317065845# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 853 1706 5845 International numbers…

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Bernard-Henri Levy in conversation with Adam Gopnik

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

City Lights in conjunction with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Yale University Press celebrate the release of Bernard-Henri Levy's new book: The Virus in the Age of Madness published by Yale University Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before,…

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Virtual Event: Shruti Swamy and Meng Jin

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm PDT when Shruti Swamy discusses her story collection A House is a Body with Meng Jin on Zoom. Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88151795344 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,88151795344#  or +12532158782,,88151795344# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Jana Marcus, Line of Blood

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When a newspaper article about a murdered mobster from the 1940s was discovered in her grandmother's secret drawer, award-winning photographer and local author Jana Marcus began what became a decades-long quest to uncover her family's hidden history and solve a 75-year-old cold case. Join us on the Crowdcast platform as she discusses the investigation, the shocking secrets of her father's family, and her new book, Line of Blood: Uncovering a Secret Legacy of Mobsters, Money, and Murder, with journalist Wallace Baine. Register…

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Virgil Wander by Leif Enger | GGP Online Book Club

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for a GGP Online Book Club discussion of Leif Enger's novel, VIRGIL WANDER. The Zoom meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85844599184. You can order a copy in hardcover at https://bit.ly/GGPVW, or in audiobook from Libro.fm, GGP's audiobook partner, at https://bit.ly/GGPVWAB. Staff Reviews   I LOVE THIS BOOK! The characters are so delightful and fully realized I wanted to drop down into Greenstone and meet Virgil, Rune, Nadine, and Bjorn at the Wise Old or…

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Well-RED Virtual

August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Reading Series Tuesday, August 11, 7pm on Zoom featuring Safia Elhillo and MK Chavez open mic preceeds the featured readers online on Zoom registration link to come presented with Works/San José Typically featured at Works/San José art and performance center, performance begins via Zoom at 7:00pm sharp! First 15 people to register for a free ticket get on the open mic list. Curators will email all registrants the meeting ID and password. Each open mic participant has 5 minutes. bios…

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Geri Spieler & Rick Kaplowitz – San Francisco Values (Virtual Event)

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As Americans are one step from deciding who will be our next president, Geri Spieler and Rick Kaplowitz, the authors of San Francisco Values: Common Ground for Getting America Back on Track shed light on major issues today and how San Francisco’s value system can help us vote for the right candidate. Tracing the evolution of the country by using their city’s progressive culture as a baseline, the authors’ research uncovers real laws and undisputed facts, as well as dispel the vitriolic conservative view of San…

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Pilipinx Essential Workers: Colonization, Delano, and Beyond

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Eastwind Books and the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) present an online panel conversation with authors Enrique de la Cruz, Patty Enrado, Tony Robles, and Juanita Tamayo Lott moderated by MT Vallarta Register for access to Zoom event Panelists: Dr. Enrique de la Cruz received his Ph.D. in Philosophy (Mathematical Logic) from UCLA. His most recent publication is the Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, which is a collection of political cartoons from 1898-1907, the period…

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Joshua Bennett in conversation with Tongo Eisen Martin, Jesse McCarthy, and Simone White

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing Joshua Bennett's new book Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man published by Belknap Press/Harvard University Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (Register Here) link to…

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SHAUN KING presents MAKE CHANGE: HOW TO FIGHT INJUSTICE, ​DISMANTLE SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION, AND OWN OUR FUTURE

August 12 @ 7:00 pm
Free

** PLEASE NOTE ** >  This event will be virtual and free of charge. Connection information is forthcoming. Please save the date and join us! >  Order here to have the book delivered to your door. As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. In Make Change, King offers an inspiring look at the moments that have shaped his life and…

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VIRTUAL TICKETED EVENT: John Waters, Mr. Know-It-All

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$24 – $29

Join us as we celebrate Mr. Know-It-All, the newest essay collection from legendary New York Times bestselling author John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound respectability and rebel in the autumn of your years. John Waters will be in conversation with Steve Palopoli, editor of Santa Cruz's alt-weekly the Good Times, during this ticketed virtual event on Crowdcast. Tickets available via Eventbrite—click here to purchase! No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache,…

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Solidarity: From Third World Liberation Front to Black Lives Matter

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Eastwind Books of Berkeley and the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) present an online conversation with authors Juanita Tamayo Lott, Dr. LaNada War Jack and Harvey Dong moderated by Janie Chen. Register for access to Zoom event Panelists: Juanita Tamayo Lott grew up in the Fillmore/Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco in the 1950s. She was part of the historic 1968 SF State BSU/TWLF strike and served on the planning committee for the School of Ethnic Studies in 1969. Coming…

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VIRTUAL: Diane Cook in conversation with Rahawa Haile / The New Wilderness

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host a virtual event with Man V. Nature author Diane Cook for her anticipated debut novel, The New Wilderness. She'll be in conversation with Rahawa Haile. Please join us! We'll be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: If you'd like to support the store while we are otherwise closed in the interest of public health, you can do that in the usual ways: > Buy the book and we’ll deliver it directly to your door. > Buy one of our gift certificates, which we keep on file and never…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Karen Tei Yamashita, Sansei and Sensibility

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz and The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz invite you to join us for a free online event with Karen Tei Yamashita who will celebrate her newest book, Sansei and Sensibility. Generations of Japanese Americans merge with Jane Austen's characters in these lively stories, pairing uniquely American histories with reimagined classics. Register for this free Crowdcast soon. This is a free event. The book may be purchased below. You can make a donation to help support Bookshop Santa Cruz here. Thank you! “An…

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[Virtual Ruby] Molly Wizenberg, author of THE FIXED STARS

August 13 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Molly Wizenberg, author of The Fixed Stars. Molly will be in conversation with Ruby member Sana Javeri Kadri. We encourage you to purchase THE FIXED STARS from a local bookstore! Pre-order here from Green Apple Books and received a signed book plate: https://www.greenapplebooks.com/pre-order-new-titles-0 About The Fixed Stars At age 36, while serving on a jury, Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade…

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Jessica Lee and Bathsheba Demuth Celebrate the publication of Two Trees Make a Forest

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jessica J. Lee is joined in conversation by Bathsheba Demuth to celebrate the publication of her book, Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts (Catapult). “This is a beautiful book about the distance between people and between places, and the means of their bridging.” —Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland “Two Trees Make a Forest is glorious and extraordinary—in its language, in its setting, in its story. Jessica J. Lee has a brilliant eye for…

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R.O. Kwon, Rachel Khong And Cathy Park Hong For Point Reyes Books

August 15 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Fundraising Goal: $2000 It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Rachel Khong, R.O. Kwon and Cathy Park Hong in conversation with Evan Karp. R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (US) and Virago/Little Brown (UK), and it is being translated into seven languages.…

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Online Fundraiser for GGP: Authors Byron Lane (A STAR IS BORED) & Steven Rowley (THE EDITOR) in Discussion with Author Bianca Marais

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10 – $55

A Great Good Place for Books welcomes authors Byron Lane (A STAR IS BORED) & Steven Rowley (THE EDITOR) in a discussion with author Bianca Marais on Saturday the 15th of August at 4 PM PDT. Please choose the level that works for you, and thank you so much for your support of GGP! $55 — hardcover copy of A STAR IS BORED + paperback copy of THE EDITOR + Zoom link to view the live discussion; $40 — hardcover copy of A STAR IS…

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Virtual Speaking Axolotl Reading and Open Mic

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Sign up for the 10-slot virtual open mic by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/ewznSNDq86xmJ5NA7 A monthly Latinx poetry reading series y open mic that happens every third Thursday (unless otherwise noted) in Nomadic Press' Zoom account. Decolonized beats provided by the one-and-only L7. Hosted by el Pocho Poeta Josiahluis Alderete. This month's features are Susana Praver-Perez and Alan Chazaro FREE AND ALL WELCOME! Showing up is one amazing form of support that we really appreciate. Another is financial. Money =…

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VIRTUAL: Aya Gruber / The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and UC Press present a 6-part series of virtual events focused on urgent societal issues, broadcasting every Monday at 11am PST. This third event in the series features Aya Gruber discussing her book The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. RSVP here. Many feminists grapple with the problem of hyper-incarceration in the United States, and yet commentators on gender crime continue to assert that criminal law is not tough enough. This punitive impulse,…

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Virtual Event: Bridget Quinn and Carol Edgarian

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 5pm PDT when Bridget Quinn discusses her new book She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next with Carol Edgarian on the 100th Anniversary of the Ninetheenth Amendment Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83084220668 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,83084220668#  or +12532158782,,83084220668# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346…

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Marquis Bey in conversation with Andrew Cutrone

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism published by AK Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ------------ Event is free, but registration is required (Click Here To Register) in the near future ------------ (PurchaseBook Here) link to be…

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Get Lit #63 (Music by: TBA)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm
$10 – $50

12–15 writers reading new work + live music + beer made on site + tacos just down the street: pure magical Get Litness. We're headed into our 5th consecutive year at Ale Industries as we celebrate writers taking risks and reading never-before-read work (rough drafts/debuts) within a 3-minute time limit + live music. All ages are welcome. Emceed by Abe Becker. Doors open at 7:00 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM sharp! Suggested donations of $10-25 will be kindly requested…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Alexandra Fuller, Travel Light, Move Fast

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an online event with bestselling author Alexandra Fuller who will discuss her new memoir Travel Light, Move Fast, a beautifully written and deeply loving portrait of her father. “ family remains endlessly fascinating and delightful companions for long-time readers and new ones alike. . . A gorgeously written tribute to a life well lived and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable loss and grief.” —Booklist, starred review  Register for this free Crowdcast event by…

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