Smart Activism: History and Hope with Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kaufmann
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park
How can activism be most effective today? Lets look to history. Come hear one of the Bay Areas most famous activists and writersRebecca Solnitin conversation with longtime friend and movement insider L.A. Kauffman on the history and future of activism. Solnit, whose writing spans numerous books, articles, and social media, is perhaps most well-known for Hope in the Dark, a veritable holy book for activists, as well as her more recent books on feminism and three highly creative atlases, plus many works on community, the environment, and the arts. In Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalisma masterwork 25 years in the makingL.A. Kauffman expertly deconstructs the origins of todays protest movements as a means of making activism more powerful today. How have past movements used disruptive tactics to catalyze change? Is there, indeed, still hope in the dark, and how do we act on it?