X
Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Book Talk by Joshua Safran, author of of "Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid"
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Berkeley, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Event

Book Talk by Joshua Safran, author of of "Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid"
In his memoir "Free Spirit," attorney, activist and author Joshua Safran tells a remarkable story. In the 1970s, his mother -- big-hearted, idealistic and determined to protect her son from the threat of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan -- fled both San Francisco and modern society. Mother and son spent years living off the grid in shacks and teepees, communes and buses. Not until age 11 did Joshua regularly attend school, and thus reenter society, for which he was wholly unprepared. He was regularly beaten and bullied by classmates who did not embrace the ideals of tolerance and love. But he saw that education would equip him to confront his school tormentors and his abusive, sporadically employed, ex-Salvadoran revolutionary step-father.

"Free Spirit" shows how this unusual upbringing shaped Safran into a nationally recognized champion of women's rights and advocate for the wrongfully imprisoned and the survivors of domestic violence.

Safran was featured in the award-winning documentary "Crime After Crime," which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He lives in Oakland.

Location

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay (View)
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States

Categories

Arts > Literary

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
Phone
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR