Berkeley Book Festival

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When:
May 4, 2019 all-day
2019-05-04T00:00:00-07:00
2019-05-05T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Downtown Berkeley

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 talks (scan all the talks and get tickets here):

Us vs. Them: Refugees, Asylum, and the Politics of the Borderlands  
Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Jonathan Freedman, Steven Mayers, J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda, Eileen Truax, moderated by Sara Campos 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Unfriend: An Insider Reveals How Facebook Uses You and Threatens Democracy
Roger McNamee interviewed by Elizabeth Dwoskin 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

American Prison: Interview with Shane Bauer
Shane Bauer interviewed by John Diaz 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Beyond the Bars: Alternatives to Prison and Punishment
Lara Bazelon, Tony Platt, Albert Woodfox, moderated by Rachel Herzing 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Writing Climate: Literature of the Anthropocene
Charlie Jane Anders, Cai Emmons, Brenda Shaughnessy, moderated by David Wallace-Wells 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

FESTIVAL KEYNOTE
Enough Is Enough: Fighting Economic Injustice
Anand Giridharadas, Robert Reich, and Kat Taylor; overture by Isheeta Ganguly; Introduction by Kate Harrison 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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