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St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and St. John's Presbyterian Church present
WHEN WE RISE
Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS & My Life in the Movement
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky
advance tickets: $12:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
FREE PARKING & WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants-maybe heroes-but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy. It's an incredibly vivid evocation of a bygone era and a poignant story of someone who started out feeling like the only gay person in the world and ended up organizing millions of them"
- Rebecca Solnit
Cleve Jones details the nearly four decades he's spent at vital heart of the groundbreaking Movement, fighting to give voice to people who for much of human history, have been made invisible: co-founding the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; conceiving the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history, his recent activism on behalf of hotel workers, and his work to legalize same-sex marriage. When We Rise is the witty, uncompromising account of Cleve's dramatic life, the heartbreak of losing Harvey Milk to an assassin's bullet, and countless friends to AIDS - all within the bewitching story of 1970's San Francisco and the magical spell it cast for young gay people during an era free love, electrifying liberation, prejudice and revolution.
Richard Wolinsky, our host - KPFA's widely respected veteran literary interviewer - co-hosted and produced "Probabilities," a program devoted to science fiction, mystery and mainstream fiction, from 1977 to 1995. Subsequently he co-hosted and produced the Thursday edition of "Cover to Cover," now renamed "Bookwaves."
$12 advance, $15 door.