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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nonfiction: Activists on the Front Lines, Conversation 1071

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Matt Pearce

Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and frequently writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. A University of Missouri graduate, he has covered news in the Midwest for a number of publications and previously wrote about technology... Read More →

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avatar for Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones

Jones' career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. | After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000 Ame... Read More →
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L.A. Kauffman

Kauffman is the author of "Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism.” She has spent more than thirty years immersed in grassroots movements as a participant, strategist, journalist, and observer. Kauffman was the mobilizing coordinator for the huge protes... Read More →
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Ron Kovic

Kovic served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He was paralyzed from his chest down in combat in 1968 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Along with Oliver Stone, Kovic was the co-screenwriter of the 1989 Academy Award-winning film based on Kovic's best-selling memoi... Read More →
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Wesley Lowery

Lowery is a reporter for the Washington Post, where he covers race, justice, law enforcement and politics. He is the paper's lead reporter on the Black Lives Matter protest movement and a member of the team awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of fatal police shootings. H... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Signing Area 3