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June 2021

Laura Raicovich in conversation with Malkia Devich-Cyril

June 17 @ 6:00 pm

Laura Raicovich and Malkia Devich-Cyril discuss CULTURE STRIKE: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich published by Verso Books A leading activist museum director explains why museums are at the center of a political storm and how they can be reimagined. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If…

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Black Ocean

June 20 @ 3:00 pm

with Carrie Olivia Adams, Zachary Schomburg, Hedgie Choi, and Nathan Hoks Black Ocean is an award-winning independent publisher based out of Boston, with satellites in Detroit and Chicago. From early silent films to early punk rock, Black Ocean brings together a spectrum of influences to produce books of exceptional quality and content. In conjunction with our book releases we manifest our aesthetic in celebrations around the country. We believe in the fissures art can create in consciousness when, even if…

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A Celebration of the Pioneering Legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin

June 26 - June 27

Bold explorers of the frontiers of neurochemistry, Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, master psychopharmacologist, along with his wife Ann, during their lifetimes, helped usher into being a major paradigm shift in the way we view the exploration of human consciousness. In June 2021, Synergetic Press and Transform Press will publish The Nature of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact. This will be the first book by Sasha since 2011. Together, Transform and Synergetic have scheduled an exceptional new series of books for…

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July 2021

Omar El Akkad

July 27 @ 6:00 pm

reading from his new novel What Strange Paradise published by Alfred Knopf From the widely acclaimed, best-selling author of American War: a new novel—beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving—that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not…

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August 2021

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

August 3 @ 6:00 pm

Rupa Marya, Raj Patel and friends celebrate the launch of their new book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice published by Farrar Strauss Giroux INFLAMED reveals the links between health and structural injustices--and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of…

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Marc Ribot in conversation with Elliott Sharp

August 7 @ 12:00 pm

celebrating the launch of Mark Ribot's new book Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist published by Akashic Books Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection. ----- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you…

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Jaime Cortez in conversation with Rebecca Solnit

August 17 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating Jaime Cortez's debut short fiction collection Gordo published by Grove Atlantic Shedding profound natural light on the inner lives of migrant workers, Jaime Cortez's debut collection ushers in a new era of American literature that gives voice to a marginalized generation of migrant workers in the West. ----- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing…

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in conversation with Alejandro Murguía

August 24 @ 6:00 pm

discussing Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion published by Beacon Press Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other…

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