When: Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. 2018
Join the writer, historian, and organizer at Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley for an evening discussion of her newest book, How to Read A Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. Starting with the iconic 1963 March on Washington, Kauffman traces the history of American protests and mass demonstrations all the way to the Women’s Marches of 2017 and the decentralized, women-centered movements that continue to grow in America. Perhaps best of all, Kauffman explains how protests work and how they can help movements win, while also “using the signs that demonstrators carry as clues to how protests are organized.” Wonderfully illustrative and instructive, How to Read a Protest is an insightful book of what has happened and what can happen. Following an important midterm election, come out and hear from this hopeful organizer who has investigated victories and losses, and can help direct you toward the real changemakers in any room.