Fresh Ayers: Miriam & Richard Flacks - "Making History/Making Blintzes" - Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Miriam & Richard Flacks

"This is a book of two people who are living to build movement for a better world and build a life together. It is a delicious read. And we are all better for the lives they led."
-Heather Booth, political strategist, feminist, and civil rights activist

Miriam Flacks and Richard Flacks discuss Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered Amercia. They will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America is a chronicle of the political and personal lives of progressive activists Richard (Dick) and Miriam (Mickey) Flacks, two of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). As active members of the Civil Rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, and leaders in today’s social movements, their stories are a first-hand account of progressive American activism from the 1960s to the present. 

About the authors: Miriam Flacks is a social activist and a researcher in biology. She is the coauthor of Children of a Vanished World.
Richard Flacks is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the author of numerous books, including Making History: The American Left and the American Mind

About the interlocutors: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy. 

Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic and children’s and women’s rights advocate, is a retired Associate Clinical Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, where she was the (founding) director of the Children and Family Justice Center for twenty-three years. Dohrn was national leader of SDS and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List.  
Dohrn is an author and co-editor of three books: Race Course: Against White Supremacy (2009) with Bill Ayers; A Century of Juvenile Justice (2002); and Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students (2001). Most recently she has written "In My Lifetime, Young People Have Changed the World: Children as Social Actors" in Diving In, and "The Surprising Role of the CRC in a Non-State Party" in Litigating the Rights of the Child. She is co-editor of Sing A Battle Song: Documents of the Weather Underground, and wrote the introduction to Letters from Young Activists. Dohrn taught women and children’s human rights law at Northwestern, is a visiting professor over ten years at Leiden University faculty of law in the Netherlands and a Lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637