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On the 50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium (1970), historian Jon Wiener, co-author of Set the Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, will discuss the Chicano movements of the sixties and their relevance today--along with artist Harry Gamboa Jr., Cal Arts faculty member and a high school activist in LA in the sixties, and UCR history professor Devra Weber, who photographed Chicano movement events of that era.
"Insightful and innovative ... Set the Night on Fire is both a fierce political and cultural history and a geographic corrective." --William Deverell, Alta
Jon Wiener taught American history at UC Irvine–especially the course “Politics from FDR to Obama,” and he’s a long-time contributing editor at The Nation, where he hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast “Start Making Sense.” His guests there have included Naomi Klein, Gail Collins, Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman, Rebecca Solnit, and Barbara Ehrenreich. His recent books include How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America — the New York Times Book Review called it “A political argument masquerading as a travel yarn…. Convincing.” He’s also the author of Conspiracy in the Streets: the Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight, which includes illustrations by Jules Feiffer and a cover photo by Richard Avedon. And Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the video artist and photographer Judy Fiskin.