Cynthia Kaufman (POSTPONED until 7/21/20)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST, Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
EVENT POSTPONED until 7/21/20
Cynthia Kaufman in conversation with Francesca Caparas
discussing Cynthia Kaufman's new book
Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World
published by Bloomsbury Books
This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
Event is free, but reservations are required. We will post new co-ordinates soon.
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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 labor, 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.