The first big uprising against police violence in Los Angeles came in 1965 in Watts. Today’s Black Lives Matter protests are far broader and more promising, but the challenges are no less daunting. In their widely-anticipated new history of 1960s Los Angeles, Set the Night on Fire, the award-winning radical historian of Southern California Mike Davis and Nation contributing writer Jon Wiener trace the city’s turbulent era of rebellion and police brutality and show how it connects us to the present moment with people out in the streets again.

This special event is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

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