Boots Riley: Art, Culture and Resistance

Categories: Announcements, Events, In Other Media, Open Mic

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Saturday, June 16, 6pm
Redstone Building, 2940 16th St.
San Francisco
One block from 16th Street BART
Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the frontman of underground favorites The Coup for two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley’s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and the wry humor of the everyman — all woven-through with Bay Area swag. Boots’ book, Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012, is forthcoming and will be available in August from Haymarket Books.

Join us for an evening with Boots. We will discuss the crises facing working class people — from the economic crisis to the racist attacks on people of color by police, immigration authorities, and armed vigilantes. Most importantly, we will talk about resurgent grassroots resistance — whose opening salvos in this country were marked by the Madison, Wisconsin labor uprising and the birth of the Occupy movement — and what we can do to build upon these struggles.

This event is a fundraiser for Socialism 2012.

$5 – $10 donation requested; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

The event will be followed by an informal reception with music and refreshments.



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