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September 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Boots Riley & Robin DG Kelley

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September 11, 2019 7:00 PM


Lensic Performing Arts Center


Lannan Foundation presents
Boots Riley and Robin D.G. Kelley


Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12pm.

Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. He is the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. His directorial debut, the comedy-fantasy-sci-fi film Sorry to Bother You,premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Fervently dedicated to social change, Riley was deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement and was one of the leaders of the activist group the Young Comrades. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Tell Homeland Security—We Are the Bomb.

Robin Davis Gibran Kelley is the Distinguished Professor of History and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA. His books include Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class, and Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century, written collaboratively with Dana Frank and Howard Zinn. Kelley’s essays have appeared in several anthologies and publications, including the Nation, the New York Times, Counterpunch, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noir, Signs, American Quarterly, Re-Thinking Marxism, and Jacobin, to name a few.

Tickets: $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Student

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