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An Evening with Wallace Shawn - Reading from his new book Essays

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Date:
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Sid
Email:
Phone:
773-583-7884
Location Details:
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

From Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” to the “L Word,” Wallace Shawn’s quirky characters have made him a familiar face to movie and TV audiences since the 1970s. Less known for his progressive politics till the 2009 release of his Essays, a “hodgepodge of short pieces on war, theater, sex, art and privileged guilt,” Shawn is clearly in the camp of “creative dreamers,” as the LA Times describes him.

Shawn will be talking with activists and reading excerpts from his book at Socialism 2010, which include snippets in his 2004 essay “Up To Our Necks in War,” where he writes, “And to denounce all of those whose battle for change has not excluded violent methods may be to condemn most people on earth to inevitable suffocation…. I can’t bring myself to condemn Nelson Mandela and everyone else whose principled struggle for justice fell short of the non-violent ideal.”

$10 admission at the door. Seating is limited so pre-register at http://www.socialismconference.org/oakland. Select the “single session” option, or register for any larger part of the conference, to guarantee your seat.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 10:24PM
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