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Emma Goldman: Legacy, Anarchy, Complexities, & Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday

Sunday, June 23, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Occupy Oakland
Location Details:
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 500 14th St., Oakland, CA

In Honor of her 150th birthday: Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy
By Candace Falk, Founding Editor/Director,The Emma Goldman Papers, UC, Berkeley

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Candace will speak about Emma Goldman, her legacy, her complexities, and the often misunderstood range of her definition of anarchism, and the spontaneity and collaborative nature of Occupy that resonates with her imagined vision of  the future.  Candace is founding editor of the Emma Goldman Papers at UC Berkeley, which has collected, identified, and published 22,000 documents by and about Emma Goldman, and which is now available on open access through  She is also editor of three of a four-volume fully annotated selected book edition of Emma Goldman's American years, from 1890, when she entered the political stage, to her deportation in 1919; as well as various school curricula and traveling exhibitions.  Candace will read some choice excerpts from her papers, and discuss why Emma Goldman lives on.

Candace's work began when she was in her 20s and serendipitously discovered Emma's love letters in a guitar shop in Chicago's Hyde Park.  The treasure trove became the basis of her book, Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman, (about to be re-issued this month on June 27th, Emma Goldman's 150th birthday)-- a respectful, and steamy story of the complexity of matching one's vision and reality-- in love and in politics.

Candace Falk:
* Founding Editor/Director,The Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley (as of July 1st: The Emma Goldman Papers Public History Project).
* Author: Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman * Collaborative author, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years 1890-1919,  a four volume series.
* Guggenheim Fellowship recipient
* Hamer Award from the Society of American Archivists.
* Frequent speaker - radio interviewee -and contributor to various books, including an essay "Nearer My Subject to Thee: Over 30 years of documentary engagement with Emma Goldman"

This engagement brought to you by the participants in the Occupy Oakland General Assembly.

The talk will be followed by the General Assembly, possibly abbreviated, wherein we will discuss the area's activist events that have happened over the last week and the upcoming week's events.  And other political/activist/social justice topics that anyone wishes to bring up.


Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 8:22AM
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