Rick Smolan, Co-creator, Day in the Life series; Author, The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle for Justice—ModeratorJonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation LeagueDeRay Mckesson, Host, "Pod Save the People"; Civil Rights Activist and OrganizerTiffany Shlain, Founder, Webby Awards; Emmy-nominated FilmmakerRay Suarez, John McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies, Amherst College; Former Chief National Correspondent, PBS "NewsHour"
In difficult times, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by oppression, hatred and bigotry to the point of inaction. Yet, we can look back over the past century and see how many battles we have fought and how many victories we have won. Rick Smolan, photographer and CEO of Against All Odds, has published The Good Fight to demonstrate just this. People living in America have experienced persecution on everything from religion to skin color and sexual orientation and have fought back. But, Smolan argues, their success can only be maintained by continuing the fight.
Smolan will talk with a few contributors to his book from across the country, shedding light on a variety of issues and the ways that activists have approached them. Jonathan Greenblatt tackles societal issues through social entrepreneurship as CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. DeRay McKesson tackles civil rights issues on the streets and on social media. Tiffany Shlain uses art by way of filmmaking to bring attention to the issues of women’s rights. Ray Suarez, a longstanding journalist, tells the story of immigrants to emphasize their humanity and importance to our country.
Join a compelling discussion with Smolan and these contributors to his book, who will shed light on the power of activism.
Location: Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San FranciscoTime: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
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