Saturday, September 26, 2020

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At Zinn Fair, Peter Cole explores SF’s unique history of labor and race

In聽Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area, labor historian Peter Cole uncovers the undocumented history of waterfront activism and its role in...

Aya De Le贸n’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

LIT聽Aya De Le贸n聽is a writer, activist, educator, spoken word poet and author of the award-winning Justice Hustlers series, including latest installment Side Chick Nation.聽The Director of June Jordan鈥檚 Poetry...

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

LIT Author Benjamin Heim Shepard is a Brooklyn-based activist who has published 10 books, including White Nights and Ascending Shadows: An Oral History of the San Francisco AIDS Epidemic...

In Yuba County, protesting Northern California’s last ICE prison

On Friday, July 12, about 400 protesters gathered on the steps of the Yuba County Jail in Marysville to protest what is believed to be the only ICE detention...

The Mekons’ Sally Timms twangs in to support Community Land Trust

鈥淭he Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 鈥榥鈥 roll.鈥 鈥擫ester Bangs Emerging in Leeds, England, in 1977, the Mekons came from the British punk scene,...

Leticia del Toro grounds her ‘Cafe Colima’ in the lives of ‘everyday Latinas’

LIT聽Bay Area author Leticia Del Toro is not a household name... yet. Her work has appeared in聽Huizache, Zyzzyva, Cipactli聽and聽Mutha Magazine.聽Her short stories are some of the best out here...

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

LIT Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.聽"explores the practice of urban 'commoning' in Washington, DC, through an investigation of the city鈥檚 equity housing...

Ananda Esteva’s border-crossing, jazz-driven Califaztlan tale

The Wanderings of Chela Coatl铆cue: Touring Califaztlan (Transgress Press) is the first installment of a trilogy of coming-of-age adventures, following a brazen young musical prodigy in search of a...

‘Knucklehead’ author Adam Smyer takes on the turbulent ’90s

LIT San Francisco writer聽Adam Smyer鈥檚 debut novel Knucklehead introduces the reader to Marcus Hayes, a black lawyer who regulates everyday bad behavior with short, sharp bursts of retribution, and...