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Friday, February 24, 2012

Literary: Blood On The Tracks by S. Brian Willson


 7pm to 9pm Friday, Feb 24, 2012


Join S. Brian Willson on Friday Feb. 24th 7pm to 9pm at the store......... After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a government he believes to be unjust, Willson sheds light on the various incarnations of his protests of the U.S. government, including the refusal to pay taxes, public fasting, and, most famously, public obstruction. On September 1, 1987, Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the tracks. Providing a full look into the tragic event, Willson, who lost his legs in the incident, discusses how the subsequent publicity propelled his cause toward the national consciousness. Now, 23 years later, Willson tells his story of social injustice, nonviolent struggle, and the so-called American way of life.



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At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Franci Louann said...

If you missed this (my notice came this morning)I think you can hear him at other locations...Douglas College...is that Feb. 28? Can't find the clipping but it was on their electronic sign.

 

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