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Activists to speak at bookstore in September

Posted by Leslie Pickering on

The Buffalo News, August 29, 2016

Two activists from the turbulent 1960s will speak at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 in Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Chicago educators who were leaders in Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground, will speak about the current political times and the need for social change at the bookstore, which seats less than 100 people.

The talk is free, with donations accepted.

Also, Daniel McGowan, a former jailed Earth Liberation Front leader portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film “If A Tree Falls,” will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in Burning Books.