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Tom Hayden reads at City Lights
Date Thursday April 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Event Type Speaker

For the very first time, Tom Hayden comes to City Lights Bookstore for a reading and informal talk, launching the national tour of his new book Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader (City Lights, 2008).

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 7pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, San Francisco

On Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 7:00pm, the legendary Tom Hayden, will speak at City Lights Bookstore, launching the national tour of his new book, Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader (published by City Lights).

For the last fifty years, Tom Hayden has been an outspoken advocate for civil rights, social justice, environmental protection and peace. He has also been a prolific writer, documenting and exploring a profound and constant search for alternatives to the injustices of modern America.

It was Martin Luther King who first encouraged Hayden, a young writer, to cross the line from observation to direct action. In Writings for a Democratic Society, a collection of Hayden’s essential political, personal, and cultural writings spanning his fifty years of active political life, we see him crossing that line over and over. From his earliest days as a Freedom Rider in the segregated South to his involvement in the street protests of 1968; from his years on the forefront of the anti-Vietnam War movement to his many years of service as a California state legislator, Tom Hayden’s writings celebrate and affirm an alternative American experience and constitute nothing less than a history of our times.

Tom Hayden is the author of many books and articles. Currently, he lives with his family in Los Angeles and teaches sociology at Pitzer College in the Claremont Colleges. He served in the California Legislatures for 18 years, chairing committees on the environment, labor, and higher education. He serves on the editorial board of The Nation, and writes regularly in his column on The Huffington Post.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 18th, 2008 3:09 PM

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