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Monday
20
NOV

Gay Men's Reading Group: When We Rise

19:30
21:00
Left Bank Books
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Join the Gay Men's Reading Group (left-bank.com/gay-mens-reading-group-0) for a discussion of "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement" by Cleve Jones!

By turns tender and uproarious, "When We Rise" is Cleve Jones' account of his remarkable life. He chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS, which very nearly killed him, too; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history; the bewitching story of 1970s San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cast for thousands of young gay people and other misfits; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve's passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and and violence alike. "When We Rise" is not only the story of a hero to the LQBTQ community, but the vibrantly voice memoir of a full and transformative American life.

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