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Rebecca Solnit: Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities
Date Wednesday March 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBerkeley Hillside Club
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

An Evening with REBECCA SOLNIT
"Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities"
Hosted by Erica Bridgeman

Advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's S.F. - Modern Times.
$15 door, KPFA benefit

When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant audience among serious students and progressives. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world in recent history. Rebecca Solnit draws on her life as a writer and activist, on the largely disturbing events of our moment, on our deeper past, to argue for hope-hope even in the dark. Solnit reminds us of how changed the world has been by the activism of the past five decades. Offering a dazzling account of some of the least expected of those changes, she proposes a vision of cause-and-effect relations that provides new grounds for political engagement in the present. Counting historic victories-from the fall of the Berlin wall to the Zapatista uprising to Seattle in 1999 to the worldwide marches against war in Iraq to Cancun in September 2003-she traces the rise of a sophisticated, supple, nonviolent new movement that unites all the diverse and fragmentary issues of the eighties and nineties in our new century.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of sixteen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a contributing editor to Harper's and frequent contributor to the political site

Erica Bridgeman is a veteran KPFA Public Affairs Producer.

$12 advance, $15 door.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 10th, 2016 12:23 AM
§Rebecca Solnit offers Hope in the Dark
by Bob Baldock Sunday Feb 21st, 2016 8:32 PM
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Rebecca Solnit draws on her life as an author and activist, on the disturbing realities of our time and on our deeper past, to argue for hope and sustained action in the context of the deep movement for enormous change presently occurring. Advance tickets: and indie bookstores. More information:

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