INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club present
Thursday, June 21
HOW TO MOBILIZE A NATION: Commemorating the Summer of Love 40 Years Later
David Harris & Joan Blades
The Summer of Love transformed San Francisco into a hot bed of activism with the mantra of peace, love and resistance. Sit-ins, lie-ins, protests and parades caused an entire generation to stand up against the Vietnam War. Protest today is driven by email and web campaigns, blog talk and virtual networks, influencing elections and giving power to the people. Come hear two icons of grassroots activism discuss what it takes to mobilize a nation. David Harris, draft-resister, journalist and husband of Joan Baez, will talk about what it meant to be a part of the Resistance, serve a prison term for dodging the draft and experience the 1960s. Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn and MomsRising.org, will discuss online and off line organizing in the internet age as well as activism’s major political successes.
6:00 p.m., Registration | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m., Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception | Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco | $12 for members, $20 for non-members, $7 for Students | To make a reservation please call 415-597-6705 or register online at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/INFORUM
Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery Bart Station
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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.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1924 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.
Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/inforum
Added by jbarbara on June 20, 2007