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Berkeley Book Festival
Berkeley Book Festival
May 5 all-day
Welcome to our 2019 schedule of literary conversations! These events take place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. Indoor events are accessed via a $10 Priority Ticket to guarantee your seat (link beside each event below) or with a $15 General Admission Wristband covering all events, all weekend, on a space-available basis. Since some events fill up, we recommend Priority Tickets for your top choices. A few of the more political and social justice related talks (scan all the talks and get tickets … Continued
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2:00 pm Panel with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives” @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Panel with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives” @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives” @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences. The result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee. Join authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joseph Azam, Meron Hadero, and Somdeng Danny Thongsee for a reading and panel discussion. Hosted by Michael Tran. Today the world faces an enormous refugee crisis: 68.5 million people fleeing persecution and conflict from Myanmar to South … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued