Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Nation's Victor Navasky in Michigan this weekend

From an e-mail sent out to those who sign up for it at The Nation, here are upcoming speaking engagements for Victor Navasky.

These days, more than ever, organs of dissent are critical to the prospects for positive social change in America, as Nation publisher Victor Navasky argues in his new book A Matter of Opinion.

Please join Navasky in Michigan at three special events this weekend.

This Friday,
May 20
at 4:00pm,

Navasky will discuss "The Journal of Opinion--Past Relic or Present Counterforce?" at
200 Reuther Library,
5401 Cass Avenue
on the campus of Wayne State University
in Detroit.

The event is free and open to the public.

Then, on
May 21
at 4:00,
Navasky will be in Ann Arbor
at the Shaman Drum Bookshop stage
as part of the AA Book Festival
(Main Stage East, Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4, 812 East Washington Street).


Navasky will also be part of the Detroit premiere of
Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman
on Sunday,
May 22
at 3:00pm
in 100 General Lectures Building,
5045 Anthony Wayne (3rd Street) at Warren,
on the Wayne State campus.

The festivities will begin with
a reception for Victor
at 2:00pm
in the Polish Lounge
of Alex Manoogian Hall.

A discussion with Navasky, director Judith Montrell and film participants will follow the film. Admission is $20 for the film and reception. Click below for more info and details on sliding scales and benefactor tickets.

Navasky will also be appearing in
on Monday,
May 23,

and in New York City
on Wednesday,
May 25
at the CUNY Graduate Center
along with E.L. Doctorow.

May 23,
6:30pm to 8:00
Harvard Bookstore,
1256 Massachussetts Ave.,

May 25,
7:00 to 8:30
With E.L. Doctorow
Proshansky Auditorium,
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
$5/ Free with student ID
Call 212-817-2005 for reservations

You can get a small taste of A Matter of Opinion by reading a recent Nation magazine excerpt, in which he discussed the critical role of journals of dissent.

And check out the book's website for more info and to order copies online.

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