KPFA Radio + Pegasus Books presents EVE ENSLER IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD A Memoir Hosted by Erica Bridgeman Monday, May 20, 7:30 pm First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison @ 27th Street, Oakland tickets: $35 advance (Includes signed book), $38 door: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/364746…
KPFA Radio + Pegasus Books presents
IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD
Hosted by Erica Bridgeman
Monday, May 20, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison @ 27th Street, Oakland
tickets: $35 advance (Includes signed book), $38 door: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/364746 :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations: 1855 Solano/Berkeley, 2349 Shattuck/ Berkeley, 5560 College Ave/Oakland), or other independent bookstores Info:www.kpfa.org/events KPFA benefit
Co-sponsored by: CodePink
Even though Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body, how to talk about it, how to protect and value it, she has spent much of her life disassociated from her own body. This disconnection was brought on by her father’s sexual abuse and her mother’s remoteness. Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth, she writes, I could not feel or know their pain.
But Eve is shocked out of her distance. While working in the Congo, she is shattered by her encounter with the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. Soon after, she is diagnosed with uterine cancer, and through months of harrowing treatment she is forced to become first and foremost a body pricked, punctured, cut, scanned. It is then that all the distance is erased. As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the Earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully, and gratefully, joined to the body of the world.
Unflinching, generous, sometimes humorous, always inspiring, IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD is a transformative work that calls on us all to embody our connection to and responsibility for the world.
Internationally renowned playwright, activist and author (The Vagina Monologues and I Am an Emotional Creature, among other works), Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over $90 million for local groups and activists.
Immediate Release 1 April 2013 KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO “Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History” Hosted by Miguel Guerrero Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501…
1 April 2013
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO
“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland
$15 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/371186 :: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores ($18 door)
Information: www.kpfa.org/events Benefits KPFA wheelchair access
Co-Sponsored by: Global Exchange, KPOO – Pájaro Latinoamericano, La Peña Cultural Center, Mission Cultural Center, Radio Bilingüe
Eduardo Galeano is the world-renowned Uruguayan author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, The Book of Embraces, and many other masterworks. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave his Open Veins of Latin America to President Obama when they first met, sending the book overnight to #2 on Amazon's bestseller list.
One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez.
Galeano’s new work unfurls like a medieval book of days. Each page has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map. Beautifully translated by Galeano’s longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a great humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember.