Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties — Rain Taxi

Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties was reviewed in Rain Taxi by Paul Buhle. “Two veteran authors allow themselves vast detail to tell about us about the cradle of “counterculture,” in all the far-flung rebellious meanings of the term. It is also the story of L.A.’s contested racial space, with contradictions ranging…

I Hope Someday You’ll Join Us

In this conversation, Wiener explains why it’s so vital, particularly in 2020, to recover L.A.’s radical history, and explains the process behind communicating a complicated movement narrative to a broad audience. We also hear bits from Wiener’s incredible career as a writer and journalist, including his involvement with the groundbreaking progressive radio station KPFK, and…

09/17/2020— East L.A. Blowouts and the Chicano Moratorium: Set the Night on Fire: L. A. in the Sixties and What We Can Learn From it Today

On Thursday, September 17, at 4:00 P.M PDT, the Liberty Hill Foundation will host its second virtual salon. Jon Wiener, Manuel Pastor, Judy Baca, and other activist voices from the ’60s in Los Angeles will be in a conversation. Please note that this is an invitation only event.

08/28/2020 —Jon Wiener and guests discuss Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

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…