Join PSARA for a lively literary discussion centered on Seattle’s activist history, featuring Michael Withey, progressive attorney and author of Summary Execution, and Kit Bakke, veteran activist and author of Protest on Trial.
Withey’s book deals with the 1981 murder of labor leaders and Union of Democratic Filipinos activists Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. Withey represented the Domingo family in the subsequent trial, which exposed the role of the Marcos dictatorship and US government agencies in the crime.
Bakke writes about the 1970 trial of the Seattle Seven, anti-Vietnam War activists charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. Bakke analyzes why Seattle was the only city in the country where the government brought such charges. Together the books and their authors offer a vivid, first-hand history of activist Seattle. Don’t miss the chance to meet the writers and particpate in what promises to be a fascinating discussion.
PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) has been working for more than 30 years to unite generations for a secure and dignified retirement, and a healthy planet for all of us. This is a fundraising event to benefit PSARA. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
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