Cynthia Kaufman -EVENT POSTPONED-
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Colombus Avenue, San Francisco
discussing the subject of her new book
Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World
published by Bloomsbury Books
Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labour, police abuse, and economic deprivation.
Cynthia Kaufman is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College, USA, where she also teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (2012) and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (2003). She is a lifelong activist for social change and has worked on issues such as tenants' rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change.