L.A. Kauffman, author of the book DIRECT ACTION and the forthcoming HOW TO READ A PROTEST, and a tactical coordinator at Thursday’s women’s mass civil disobedience at the Senate Office Building, takes us inside the largest women’s direct action in history. How did it come about, what happened, and what comes next?
Valerie Lapin, director of the film, THE LONG RIDE, tells the story of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride in 2003 which paved the way for the massive mobilizations of March – May 2006.
Novelist and short story writer Yang Huang describes her own journey from Jiangsu, China to Berkeley, her life as a “blue collar writer” and what it feels like to be an immigrant in the U.S. today. Her newest book is MY OLD FAITHFUL, a collection of stories about family life in China.