[The following is an announcement from the Alameda Public Affairs Forum...]
Behind the Tea Party Movement – Where the Red Highway Took Me and Where it is Going…..
Speaker/Author/Commentator – Rose Aguilar
Three years ago, Rose Aguilar packed her VW bus and set out on a journey to the ”red states” of America. The result was her amazing book, RED HIGHWAYS: A LIBERAL’S JOURNEY INTO THE HEARTLAND. Well before the “tea party” made its formal appearance, Rose had discovered the people and the discontents behind it and documented it all in her book.
Rose, who is the host on KALW’s “Your Call” spoke to the Alameda Public Affairs Forum over a year ago. Now she’s agreed to return and talk about the “tea party” in light of her historic journey into the American heartland.
Copies of “Red Highways” will be available at the Forum for sale and signing. Those of you who have heard her know she is a great speaker and has a lot to say about the upheaval in American politics that has given birth to the “tea party”. Just what is it? An incipient fascist movement? A new populist insurgency? And most important of all, how should progressives respond to it?
To start the evening, we’re inaugurating a new custom: a reception with snacks and juice and coffee before the Forum, starting at 6PM, in the Library coffee shop – bring your favorite finger food, dessert or juice etc., to share. A good time to chat with Rose and your other friends before the Forum program at 7.15.
SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 10 – 6PM (RECEPTION) FORUM FROM 7.15 TO 9.15. ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY, LINCOLN AND OAK. FOR MORE INFORMATION: (510) 814 9592. www.alamedapublicaffairsforum.org email: email@example.com