Thursday, February 27, 2020
7 pm - 8 pm
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Wesley C. Hogan, Director of the Center for Documentary Studies, for a reading and signing of her new book, On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History. Hogan will be joined in conversation by social activist D'atra Jackson. As Hogan sees it, the future of democracy belongs to young people. Beginning with reflections on the inspiring example of Ella Baker and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, Hogan profiles youth-led organizations and their recent work. As Hogan reveals, the legacy of Ella Baker and the civil rights movement has often been carried forward by young people at the margins of power and wealth in U.S. society. This book foregrounds their voices and gathers their inventions — not in a comprehensive survey, but as an activist mixtape — with lively, fresh perspectives on the promise of twenty-first-century U.S. democracy.
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Regulator Bookshop, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the Center for Documentary Studies.