The Oakland Book Festival is set to bring out over 90 writers for this year’s one day event on May 21st, starting at 10:30 am, to be held at Oakland’s City Hall.
There will be everyone from poets, journalists, authors and more to discuss gentrification, education and even civil rights and activism amongst a variety of areas, and this is what makes the Oakland Book Festival so unique – along with much talent comes deep discussion.
Some confirmed writers include editor Chris Jackson and Ishmael Reed who will be discussing “Race, Ethnicity, and the New American Literature” as well as author and long time activist Angela Y. Davis and Judith Butler who will bring the discussion of “Resistance and Vulnerability”.
Angela Davis is the author of the 2016 release Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement as well as other books such as Women, Race & Class and Are Prisons Obsolete?
Below is a past clip of activist and scholar Angela Davis in interview: