KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: An Evening with Bill Ayers "Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident" Hosted by Max Pringle.
Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

An Evening with Bill Ayers 

“Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”

Hosted by Max Pringle

Ayers Event

Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 pm

Hillside Club

2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006

or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, Moe’s, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore,

and Modern Times ($15 door)

 

 

In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP’s favorite “domestic terrorist” and “public enemy.”

Labelled a “domestic terrorist” by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the Radical Right to castigate Barack Obama for “pallin’ around with terrorists,” Bill Ayers is In fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife,
Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for their community work and much hated by the Radical Right. In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent death threats,Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest,
demonstration, and deep commitment. Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with commitment and good humor - from the red carpet at the Oscars to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally “confesses” that he actually did write Dreams from My Father.

“[A] witty and spirited follow-up to Fugitive Days... Through humor and selfreflection, the book offers a complex portrait of Ayers... Often times riotously funny, yet also plainspoken and serious, this is a memoir of impressive range.”

—Publishers Weekly (*Starred review)

 

“This compelling sequel to Ayers’ Fugitive Days describes the author’s chaotic life after he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, became the topic and target of conversation during Barack Obama’s first run for the presidency... Demonized and blacklisted, Ayers maintains not only his sanity but also his humor.. A wonderful homage to free speech.”   

—Booklist (*Starred review)

  

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