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Shortly following the 1968 release of his book Soul on Ice, and during a time of civil unrest and riots in more than 100 U.S. cities, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and rioting at the Chicago Democratic National Convention in August 1968, Eldridge Cleaver addresses a crowd from the San Francisco State speaker’s platform. Note: Cleaver's address preceded by one month the San Francisco State Student Strike (November 6, 1968-March 20, 1969).
The Poetry Center presents Frances Richard delivering the 32nd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Mind's own Place and Feminine Technologies: George Oppen and Possibilities of the Political." The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.
The Poetry Center and the SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center co-present "Working with Others: Convivial Research (Revisited)," a panel with Manuel (Manolo) Callahan, Stefano Harney, and Tonika Sealy Thompson, moderated by Steve Dickison, at the third annual Howard Zinn Book Fair, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. Note: the recording begins in medias res.
The Poetry Center presents Tom Clark reading and commenting on his poetry, from various works and from manuscript, and Vincent Katz reading from Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015) and his translations of The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Princeton University Press, 2004), among other work, at The Green Arcade bookshop in San Francisco.