595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club present

ALBERT BENDICH, Attorney (defended "Howl" in the original case)
DOROTHY EHRLICH, Executive Director, ACLU, Northern California
MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH, Artistic Director, Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project
BILL MORGAN, Editor, Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression
JASON SHINDER, Editor, Howl: Fifty Years Later
JEWELLE GOMEZ, Activist, Poet, Author and Program Officer, Horizons Foundation
Additional Panelists TBA

Join some of the best minds of your generation in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ginsberg's epic poem "Howl." A panel of performers, historians and legal experts will celebrate this revolutionary literary piece and discuss the American Civil Liberties Union's landmark case to defend the freedom of speech in reaction to the publication of Howl and Other Poems. Join us for an evening of poetry readings and historical perspective.

Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery Bart Station

5:30 p.m., Wine & Cheese Reception | 6:00 p.m., Program | 7:00 p.m., Panelist’s book signing

FREE for Club Members, $18 for Non-members, $7 for Students
To make a reservation please call 415-597-6705 or register online at

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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. We are a connector between ideas, individuals and communities.

Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org

Added by ngrant on November 8, 2006