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Cynthia McKinney’s Gaza Solidarity Triumph Tour: Grand Lake Theater main event
Date Thursday August 20
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA
Event Type Fundraiser
Emaileditor [at]
The SF Bay View newspaper and Block Report Radio are proud and excited to announce that former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area to tell the story of her three valiant attempts and final success at entering Gaza to show solidarity and provide humanitarian aid to its besieged people. Her generosity extends to the SF Bay View; proceeds from all her appearances will keep this struggling newspaper alive and thriving.

Oakland’s landmark Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., is the venue for the first and main event of her four-day tour, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. Spread the word so we can fill the house – all 600 seats.

On Friday at 6:30 p.m., she’ll meet you personally at the legendary Black Dot in West Oakland, hosted by Marcel Diallo, star of CNN’s “Black in America 2.” Folks in Sonoma will flock to Sonoma State on Saturday at 3 p.m. It’s on to San Francisco Sunday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m., at the Lunacy Theater in the grand old Redstone Building, known as the Labor Temple when San Francisco’s world famous general strike was planned there in 1934.

Here’s the schedule in a nutshell:

* Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30pm, Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, $15 (no one turned away, space permitting), tickets available in advance at the Grand Lake box office
* Friday, Aug. 21, 6:30pm, Black Dot, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland
* Saturday, Aug. 22, 3 p.m., Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, $5, free parking
* Sunday, Aug. 23, 4pm, Lunacy Theater, Redstone Building, 2940 16th St. at Mission (16th Street BART), San Francisco, $15 (no one turned away, space permitting)

Check back often for news of more events and more details about each of the events, such as the other popular personalities who will share the various stages with Cynthia. We can tell you now that KPFA’s Flashpoints hosts Dennis Bernstein and Nora Barrows Friedman, renowned for cutting edge coverage of Palestine, will join Cynthia at the Grand Lake Theater.

You’ll hear all about the Israeli Navy’s kidnapping in international waters of Cynthia and the rest of the Free Gaza 21 and their week in an Israeli prison, where they discovered that most of Israel’s prisoners are Black Africans. Expect to hear Cynthia’s wisdom, too, on the rise of progressive independent media, such as the SF Bay View, Block Report Radio and the Pacifica network – KPFA in Berkeley, KPFK in LA, KPFT in Houston, WPFW in DC, WBAI in New York and 133 affiliate stations – as the old mainstream media Goliaths fall.

We are profoundly grateful to all of you who are and will be working with us to make this a tour that will transform the Bay Area and beyond. Feel free to contact POCC Minister of Information JR at blockreportradio [at] or Mary Ratcliff at editor [at] or (415) 671-0789 with any questions or suggestions.
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