BERKELEY ART CENTER HOSTS
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2 TO 4 P.M.
Please join the Berkeley Art Center staff, along with authors, photographers and other contributors to celebrate the publication of our new book, The Whole World's Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The event takes place at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street in Live Oak Park on December 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Many contributors to the book will be present. Thebook-related exhibition remains on view through December 16, and willform a fitting backdrop for the event. All are welcome and the event is FREE. The Berkeley Art Center is wheelchair accessible. Patrons with disabilities may park or unload in the picnic area adjacent to the B.A.C.
Comments on THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING--
"The overarching theme of peace and social justice will resonate as Americans process its current declaration of war against terrorism. The photographs are poignant records of the passionate beliefs and actions of the times." --Booklist
"A marvelously evocative presentation of a stirring, complex, colorful era which, overall, helped to civilize the society and culture dramatically."--Noam Chomsky
"THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING brings the Sixties and Seventies alive. The photos are strikingly dramatic The essays are short, pungent, and wide-ranging as they recall the richness, the camaraderie of those historic struggles for peace and justice."--Howard Zinn, historian and author of A People's History of the United States
"These photos and narrative capture the spirit of the sixties. The spirit lives."--David Hilliard, Chief of Staff, Black Panther Party
"The photos and text bring forth love and inspiration to my heart and eyes, and inspire not only myself to continued work, but, I hope,younger generations to come." -Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and Green Party candidate for U. S. Vice President, 2000
The Whole World's Watching is an extraordinary collection of gripping photographs combined with moving and thoughtful commentary by 20 writers. The work documents the rich history of the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. Distinguished writers explore the rise of the Black Panthers, the Free-Speech and Anti-war movements, feminism, disability rights, environmental activism, the struggle for gay rights, Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, the Native American occupation of Alcatraz and the cultural milieu of the era.
The book includes over 50 handsome duotone photographs taken by nearly 30 noted photographers including Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio Jan Brown, Cathy Cade, Bob Fitch, Robert Hsiang, Ken Light, Richard Misrach, Stephen Shames, Michelle Vignes and Douglas Wachter among others.
Powerful essays honor both the larger story and the individual participants of these movements who had the courage and vision to change history. Pulitzer prize-winning historian Leon Litwack is among the distinguished contributors to the text. Other notable essayists include Clayborne Carson, historian and editor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. papers at Stanford University, actor Peter Coyote and feminist scholar, Ruth Rosen.
The book accompanies a compelling exhibition of 100 photographs which continues at the Berkeley Art Center through Dec. 16, 2001 and will travel throughout 2002 and 2003. By examining the organizations and events that arose in California during this tumultuous period in U.S. history the Berkeley Art Center provides us with a living memory of this important and dramatic era.
This book and the exhibit will serve libraries, schools and anyone who lived through those times or wants to know more about them.
For more information contact: Cathy Sprent at (510) 644-6893 or Sally Douglas Arce at (510) 525-9552 Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
The Whole World's Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Contributions by Clayborne Carson, Peter Coyote, Leon F. Litwack Judy Grahn and others. Photographs by Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio Jan Brown, Ken Light,
Richard Misrach, Stephen Shames, Michelle Vignes, Douglas Wachter and others. 9 x 12, 160 pages, 50 duotone photographs. Publication date: October, 2001
ISBN:0-942744--09-8 (paper) $24.95 * 0-942744-10-1 (hard cover) $59.95. In the Bay Area, available from the Art Center.
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