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October 23, 2020 — L.A. in the Sixties: L.A. Institute for the Humanities Talk

October 23, 2020 — L.A. in the Sixties: L.A. Institute for the Humanities Talk

Jon Wiener discussed Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties during an online event via Zoom with the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities last October 23, 2020. Histories of the sixties in the United States invariably overlook Southern California, but Los Angeles was the epicenter of that decade’s political and social earthquake.…

I Hope Someday You’ll Join Us

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

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

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…