Thursday, March 16, 7:30PM
Rebecca Solnit presents The Mother of All Questions
in-conversation with Jeff Chang
At the Hillside Club
In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more. In characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and sharp insight in The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions.
Joining her in conversation is Jeff Chang, author of the recent must-read collection We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation—a wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country.
Please join us for an unforgettable night of provocative thought and conversation!
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30PM
Camille Paglia presents Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism
At the Hillside Club
Berkeley Arts & Letters presents: Camille Paglia / Free Women, Free Men
From the fiery intellectual provocateur: a brilliant essay collection that both celebrates and challenges modern feminism -- from motherhood to Madonna, football to Friedan, stilettos to Steinem.
When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established herself as a smart, fearless, and often dissenting voice among feminists. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether shes declaring Madonna the future of feminism, asking if men are obsolete, calling for equal opportunity for American women years before the founding of N.O.W., or urging all women to love football, Paglia can always be counted on to get a discussion started. The rock-solid intellectual foundation beneath her fiery words assures her timeless relevance.
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents
ANDI ZEISLER & AYA DE LEON
We Were Feminists Once: From Riot GRRRL to CoverGirl, the Buying and
Selling of a Political Movement
Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:30 PM
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
The founder and creative director of Bitch magazine argues that pop culture has co-opted the feminist movement and transformed it into something unrecognizable and
dysfunctional. While we’ve been watching and forwarding Amy Schumer’s videos, Republicans have twice voted against an act to close the gendered wage gap, the U.S.
remains one of only two world nations to not offer paid maternity leave, and access to
abortion clinics is rapidly growing more difficult.
This increasingly looks not like a world that has finally emerged into a fully realized
feminism, but like a world in which glossy, flirty feminism with you-go-girl tweets and Instagram photos has reduced feminism from a collective goal to a consumer brand.
Defining “feminist” as ‘a woman who lives the life she chooses’ is great if you’re a woman who already has choices. It does nothing whatsoever for the millions of women far from the campus, waiting in vain for empowerment .
“This is a razor sharp new book.” —The Guardian
“Nuanced, smart, and funny.” — In These Times
“Andi Zeisler...breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more.” —Susie Bright
Andrés Reséndez The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Hosted by Mickey Huff Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm The Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Marcus Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
“Resendez vividly recounts the harrowing story of a previously little-known aspect of the histories of American slavery and of encounters between.
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America indigenes and invaders.” — Publishers Weekly
Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the Early 20th century.
The Other Slavery is a key missing chapter of American history. Resendez offers a startling contemporary insight: today’s global human trafficking has its roots less Unlike African slavery, Native American slavery was technically illegal on most of in the black slavery we have studied since grade school, and more in the other slavery we have entirely failed to see.
The American continent since the time of Columbus. Practiced as an open secret Resendez builds the incisive, original case that mass slavery was more damaging. For centuries, there was no abolitionist movement to protect the indigenous people
Who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadores throughout the 18th than the disease epidemics that decimated indigenous populations across North Century, or made to serve Mormon settlers and other Anglos as servants.
America. He also sheds light on how and why the European enslaving incited Native Americans to enslave their own, through compelling anecdotes from priests, merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists. What started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread across the entire American Southwest.
Every now and then a new book comes along that...makes us see ourselves anew.
Like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, this is one such book.”
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