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The Fifth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair - Fighting for the Air We Breathe

Sunday, December 02, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Howard Zinn Book Fair
Location Details:
City College of San Francisco
Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

The fifth annual Howard Zinn Book Fair will be held in San Francisco from 10-6 on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the Mission Campus of City College at 1125 Valencia Street at 22nd. The fair draws upon the legacy of legendary historian and activist Howard Zinn by gathering together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future.

The HZBF has become an invaluable annual event for left political culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and this year will feature over 40 author readings and panel discussions on a wide range of issues relating to economic and social justice and will include  SARAH JAFFE, ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ, TONGO EISEN MARTIN, PAUL ORTIZ, CAT BROOKS, LETICIA DEL TORO, MEAGAN DAY, RICHARD WALKER, GEORGE LAKEY and many more.

The centerpiece of the fair is a bookroom featuring over 60 exhibitors including independent publishers, radical journals, and progressive organizations of all stripes.

The fair's theme this year, Fighting for the Air We Breathe, considers the effects of human-caused environmental devastation which have become impossible to ignore. The land we live on, the water we drink, and the air we breathe are under threat by relentless fossil fuel extraction and the toxic byproducts of profit driven mass production. The suffocation of our natural world is paralleled in society at large.  Persistent poverty, racism and sexism are exacerbated by countless mass shootings, police violence, escalating wars, and the violence of an emboldened far right. While conventional politics often expect market forces or new technologies to solve the world’s problems, we know the real solutions will come from the collective action of everyday people, through the very struggles chronicled by the late historian Howard Zinn author of A People’s History of the United States.

Building on Zinn's legacy, the mission of the HZBF is to showcase authors and organizations which chronicle the often overlooked experiences of oppressed people and their struggle for justice. Since its founding, the HZBF has been held annually as a free, volunteer-run, one-day event in the Mission District of San Francisco, drawing around 2000 attendees each year.

The HZBF is a unique event that cultivates a welcoming environment where discussion can flow freely; where differences can be articulated, heard, and debated; and where people can connect with each other and talk about creating a better world.

Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10-6 for the Fifth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair! We request a $5 donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For our program of speakers and exhibitors and for more info visit our website at:
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