KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 – 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc (Berkeley), Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books
$15 door, wheelchair access
Cary McClelland is a writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and rights advocate. His book is an eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom. Famously home to artists and activists, the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement—in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes. Cracks in the city’s facade—rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions—have started to appear. Cary McClelland spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, from native sons and daughters to the city’s newest arrivals. We hear from people who have passed through Apple, Google, eBay, Intel, and the other big tech companies of our time. We meet those who are experiencing changes at the grassroots level: a homeless advocate in Haight-Ashbury, an Oakland rapper, a pawnbroker in the Mission, a man who helped dismantle and rebuild the Bay Bridge, and many fascinating others.
Richard A. Walker is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley where he taught from 1975 to 2012. He has written on a diverse range of topics in economic, urban, and environmental geography, with scores of published articles to his credit. He is co-author of The Capitalist Imperative (1989) and
The New Social Economy (1992) and has written extensively on California, including The Conquest of Bread (2004), The Country in the City (2007) and The Atlas of California (2013). Walker is currently director of the Living New Deal Project, whose purpose is to inventory all New Deal public works sites in the U.S. and recover the lost memory of government investment for the good of all.
Sasha Lilley is a writer and radio broadcaster. She’s the host of KPFA’s critically acclaimed program of radical ideas, Against the Grain, and the series editor of PM Press’ political economy imprint Spectre. Her books include Capital and Its Discontents and Catastrophism:,The Apocalyptic Political Collapse and Rebirth.