Fighting for the Air We Breathe

The 5th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair will be held at San Francisco City College Mission Campus (1125 Valencia Street) on December 2, 2018 from 10am-6pm. This year’s theme is Fighting for the Air We Breathe.

The effects of human-caused environmental devastation 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 historian Howard Zinn under the banner of “a People’s History.”