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Cleve Jones with "When We Rise: Coming of Age in SF, AIDS, My Life in the Movement"
Date Wednesday January 25
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
St. John's Presbyterian Church - 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCleve Jones
"I love this amazing, inspiring, and sometimes outrageous book. "When We Rise" is about ...Cleve Jones, who came to San Francisco as a teenage adventurer and transformed into an activist whose contributions helped change the course of gay history." — Gus Van Sant, filmmaker.

"It's an incredibly vivid evocation ...and a poignant story of someone who started out feeling like the only gay person in the world and ended up organizing millions of them"— Rebecca Solnit.

This KPFA benefit is hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 15th, 2016 9:16 AM
§Cleve Jones: When We Rise: Coming of Age SF, AIDS & My Life in Movemnt
by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM Sunday Jan 22nd, 2017 12:01 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and St. John's Presbyterian Church present

CLEVE JONES
WHEN WE RISE
Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS & My Life in the Movement
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky

advance tickets: $12:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
FREE PARKING & WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants-maybe heroes-but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy. It's an incredibly vivid evocation of a bygone era and a poignant story of someone who started out feeling like the only gay person in the world and ended up organizing millions of them"
- Rebecca Solnit

Cleve Jones details the nearly four decades he's spent at vital heart of the groundbreaking Movement, fighting to give voice to people who for much of human history, have been made invisible: co-founding the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; conceiving the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history, his recent activism on behalf of hotel workers, and his work to legalize same-sex marriage. When We Rise is the witty, uncompromising account of Cleve's dramatic life, the heartbreak of losing Harvey Milk to an assassin's bullet, and countless friends to AIDS - all within the bewitching story of 1970's San Francisco and the magical spell it cast for young gay people during an era free love, electrifying liberation, prejudice and revolution.

Richard Wolinsky, our host - KPFA's widely respected veteran literary interviewer - co-hosted and produced "Probabilities," a program devoted to science fiction, mystery and mainstream fiction, from 1977 to 1995. Subsequently he co-hosted and produced the Thursday edition of "Cover to Cover," now renamed "Bookwaves."

$12 advance, $15 door.
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