What does the Republican sweep mean for Palestine? Human rights lawyer, scholar and activist Noura Erekat discusses how the bipartisan consensus in favor of Israel’s permanent military supremacy in the Middle East could be disrupted and the broader implications of a potential turn towards fascism in the U.S. Noura will be speaking in Oakland on Thursday, November 17 in a KPFA sponsored event.
Pat Parker was one of the pathbreakers of revolutionary lesbian culture in the 1970s and 1980s. She died in 1989 at age 45. Sinister Wisdom and Midsummer Nights Press have released a new collection of all of Parker’s published works as well as some never before published. They will celebrate the book’s launch with many of Parker’s friends and contemporaries, as well as younger artists and activists influenced by her work, on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 pm at the San Francisco Main Library.
Lisa Dettmer talks with editor Julie R. Enszer.
We also speak with Angela Wellman, founder and director of the Oakland Public Conservatory, now celebrating its tenth anniversary in a brand new space, after being displaced due to gentrification. Wellman was recently given a key to Oakland in recognition of the contribution of this unique Bay Area institution.
OPC observes its anniversary with an afternoon and evening of African American Roots Music on Saturday, November 19. Concert at 7 pm, workshops begin at 3:00, followed by a catered community dinner.