Posts tagged “social change”

  • “Told You So” Talk and Signing with Ralph Nader at Silas Bronson Library

    October 15, 2013

    Nader_ToldYouSo_150dpi_largeSaturday, October 26, 2013
    3:00-4:45 pm 
    Silas Bronson Library
    267 Grand Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
     

    Ralph Nader, legendary consumer advocate and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, will be at Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT for a book talk, Q&A, and signing.

    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

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  • “Told You So” Talk and Signing with Ralph Nader at Canton CT Barnes & Noble

    October 15, 2013

    Nader_ToldYouSo_150dpi_largeSaturday, October 26, 2013
    1:00-2:00 pm 
    Barnes and Noble
    1100 Albany Turnpike
    Canton, CT 06019

    Ralph Nader, the legendary consumer advocate and author of Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns, will be at Barnes and Noble in Canton, CT for a book talk, Q&A, and signing.

    The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.

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  • Stephanie McMillan at Miami Book Fair International

    November 18, 2012

    Stephanie McMillan, author of The Beginning of the American Fall, will be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm.

    McMillan will be part of the presentation “Comics and Social Change”. From political revolution and memoir to same-sex marriage, comics and graphic novels are tackling real-world social change on all fronts in 2012. Sometimes it comes from mainstream comics publishers who began addressing social issues in the 1960s and 70s, as with DC and Marvel Comics storylines touching on racism and sexual politics. Recently it’s come from more surprising sources, as Archie Comics, once the last enforcer of the Comics Code, has now featured gay characters and an Occupy Riverdale storyline. And memoir, the most popular genre for graphic novels in traditional publishing, has brought stories of stigmatized identity and political conflict to an increasingly wide readership. The reputation of the medium as a forum for socially conscious literature is growing, as its themes and authors continue to diversify along the lines of gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and political identity.

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