Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the frontman of underground favorites The Coup for two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley's singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and the wry humor of the everyman -- all woven-through with Bay Area swag. Boots' book, Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012, is forthcoming and will be available in August from Haymarket Books.
Join us for an evening with Boots. We will discuss the crises facing working class people -- from the economic crisis to the racist attacks on people of color by police, immigration authorities, and armed vigilantes. Most importantly, we will talk about resurgent grassroots resistance -- whose opening salvos in this country were marked by the Madison, Wisconsin labor uprising and the birth of the Occupy movement -- and what we can do to build upon these struggles.
This event is a fundraiser for Socialism 2012.
$5 - $10 donation requested; nobody turned away for lack of funds.
The event will be followed by an informal reception with music and refreshments.
Added to the calendar on Monday May 21st, 2012 8:36 PM