At the Fourth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair, we tried something a little different with the programming. Our friends at the Center For Political Education organized a day-long track called “Black Reconstruction In Our Times.” Updating the ideas put forth in W.EB. Dubois 1945 book, the track featured recent works by a range of authors and editors in conversation with local organizers and activists. The sessions generated great insight and discussion and we were proud to host such lively exchanges. Thank you to all of the presenters and especially Rachel Herzing and Issac Ontiveros for organizing.
Videos of the sessions are posted on CPE’s Youtube Channel. Here’s a recap:
Featured Publication: Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Clyde Woods, Jordan T. Camp and Laura Pulido (eds.)
Speakers: Jordan T. Camp (listen to Jordan talking about the book on WORT’s Public Affairs)
Melissa Crosby, Black Land and Liberation Initiative (see the Just Transition Zine Crosby discussed here)
Featured Publication: First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles by Damien Sojoyner
Speakers: Damien Sojoyner (here’s an interview with Damien about the book)
Chela Delgado, Teachers 4 Social Justice
Sónia Vaz Borges, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, local educator and activist
Featured Publication: Ready to Work, Uprooting Injustice: Black Workers in Los Angeles County by Saba Waheed, Tamara Haywood, Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Psalm Brown, and Reyna Orellana of the UCLA Labor Center
Speakers: Saba Waheed
Melissa Burch, scholar and activist
Danielle Mahones, Bay Area Black Workers Center
Featured Publications: Futures of Black Radicalism, Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin (eds.) and A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power, and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974, by Seth Markle
Speakers: Gaye Theresa Johnson
Maisha Quint, Center for Political Education
Sanyika Bryant, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (here’s information about Cooperation Jackson, referenced by Sanyika)
Featured Publication: From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics by Jakobi Williams
Speakers: Jakobi Williams
Richard Brown, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
Donna Willmott, Catalyst Project (here’s the Troublemakers Guide, Donna shared)
Thanks to everyone who made The Fourth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair a smashing success. We had about 1500 people, 54 sessions and 77 exhibitors. We’ll be back next year. Look for Calls for Proposals and Exhibitor Applications in March 2018.
Special thanks to the City College of San Francisco Community: All of the staff of the Mission Campus, Labor and Community Studies, Social Justice AA Program, American Federation of Teachers 2121, and the Free City program.
FOURTH ANNUAL HOWARD ZINN BOOK FAIR
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017 10-6
MISSION CAMPUS OF CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
1125 VALENCIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO
FULL PROGRAM: HERE
LIST OF EXHIBITORS: HERE
IMPORTANT INFO AND LOGISTICS: HERE
MEDIA INQUIRIES TO: ZINNBOOKFAIR <<AT>> GMAIL.COM
This year has brought many hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to defend immigrants, fight for healthcare for all, defeat a Muslim ban, and provide a powerful voice against the racism, mysoginy and homophobia that brought Trump to office. This is the spirit that the Fourth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair celebrates on Sunday, November 19th as we envision what “The World We Want,” might look like.
Over 140 Authors, Zinesters, Bloggers and publishers will gather for a jam-packed for a day of close to 60 readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. There will also be a big room full of over 75 radical book sellers, publishers and community organizations.
Highlights include talks from:
- Adam Hochschild, NY Times Best-Selling author of Spain in Our Hearts and King Leopold’s Ghost
- Sekou Odinga, former Black Panther Party member and recently released political prisoner, author of In the Whirlwind
- Rebecca Solnit, Harper’s contributing editor and author of The Mother of All Questions and Men Explain Things to Me will discuss What’s Next for the Resistance
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz debuting her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Ammendment..
- Punk Icon, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, author of the Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Punk Band
- Sasha Lilly, local activist, Pacifica Radio host and author/editor of numerous books including Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
- Radical strategies with important activists such as Mark Bray, Jovanka Beckles, Cindy Milstein, Kevin Van Meter, and Antonio Roman-Acala.
- A five-session track dedicated to exploring what ‘Black Reconstruction In Our Time’ would look like based on the seminal writings of W.E.B. Du Bois.
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is brought to you by an all-volunteer team and the support of the City College of San Francisco Community: (Labor and Community Studies Department, Social Justice AA-T Program, Free City Outreach, American Federation of Teachers 2121 ) and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, California Institute For Integral Studies, Green Arcade Books, Haymarket Publishing and AK Press.
HOWARD ZINN BOOK FAIR, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017 10-6 MISSION CAMPUS OF CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1125 MISSION.
We are officially sold-out of tables for this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair! Whether you are looking for ideas to help change the world, a good new read, or a perfect holiday gift for the rabble-rouser in the family, the Fair is the place to be. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a table, please email us at zinnbookfair <<at>> gmail.com.
||Last Gasp of San Francisco
||Manic D Press
|Between the Lines
||Mark Martin Art
|Bound Together Anarchist Books
|California Institute for Integral Studies
|Single Payer Now!
|City Lights Books and Publishing
||Prisoners Literature Project
|Civil Rights Movement Veterans Website
||Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
||Renounce War Projects
|Free City! + CCSF Social Justice A.A. Outreach
||Revolutionary Poets Brigade
|Friends of Cooperatiion Jackson
||Richmond Progressive Action
|Green Arcade Bookstore
||Saint Mary’s MFA Program
||Single Payer Now!`
||Social Justice Journal
||Speak Out Now!
|Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
||Stacked Deck/Tyler Spyler
|Institute for Anarchist Studies
||Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Project
|International Socialist Organization
||Subversive Truth Collective
|IWW, East Bay Branch
||Teaching For Change
||Tech Workers Collective
|Just World Books
||Western Regional Advocacy Project
|Zinn Education Project
||Project Yellow Dress
Our friends at the Zinn Education Project help to keep the project of the People’s History alive, relevant to younger generations, and in the classroom! Help welcome them to the San Francisco Bay Area by attending their People’s History Trivia Night, just two nights before the Book Fair.
Friday, Nov. 17 • 6-9 pm • Game starts at 6:30 pm
San Francisco Women’s Building • Map
$20 minimum per person • Prices go up Oct. 1
Teams of up to 6 players • Teams can be formed on-site
Prizes include Zinn Education Project t-shirts, books, films, and more!