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Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library Presents Jeff Chang, Author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America
Berkeley CA, December 30, 2014—Berkeley resident and author Jeff Chang shares his insights on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am the Central Library’s third floor community meeting room. He will discuss his new book Who We Be: The Colorization of America, released by St. Martin's Press in October 2014. Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts and music. Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6145.
Chang edited the book, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop. His first book, Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, garnered many honors, including the Before Columbus Foundation Nonprofit educational and service organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary American multicultural literature since 1976. Host of the annual American Book Awards. Skip to content Home American Book Awards Foundation Media Gallery About Contact Us ← 1999 American Book Award Josip Novakovich reads at Washington & Lee University American Book Award winner Nick Turse discusses his investigation of US’ AFRICOM military operation → 2005 American Book Award winner Jeff Chang (“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”) discusses youth culture and racial justice Posted on December 8, 2014 | Leave a comment Jeff Chang, winner of the American Book Award 2005, for Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation This entry was posted in American Book Awards. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed. Search for: Recent Posts 2014 American Book Awards broadcast on C-SPAN BookTV George Lewis, American Book Award winner, participates in panel discussion of AACM American Book Award recipient Will Alexander to perform at City University of New York Graduate Center event American Book Award winner Nick Turse discusses his investigation of US’ AFRICOM military operation 2005 American Book Award winner Jeff Chang (“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”) discusses youth culture and racial justice Recent Comments Archives December 2014 August 2014 Categories American Book Awards Foundation News Uncategorized Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Proudly powered by WordPress. Theme: Coraline by WordPress.com. American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. Jeff is currently working on two new book projects: Youth for the Picador Big Ideas/Small Books series, and a biography of Bruce Lee for Little, Brown.
Chang was a USA Ford Fellow in Literature, a winner of the North Star News Prize and named one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" by The Utne Reader. Jeff co-founded the websites: CultureStr/ke and Colorlines. He has written for The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, Buzzfeed and Medium, among many others. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org.
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