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David Harris To Speak In Denver, October 23, 2012 @ 7 pm @ Westside Books

October 15, 2012

Dreams Die Hard: Working for Peace in the 1960s and Today (a talk by David Harris)

Westside Books: 3434 W. 32 Ave, Denver, 80211

David Harris, one of the leaders of the anti-war movement of the 1960s

Harris was a student president at Stanford University; he became a leader in the draft resistance movement and spent three years in jail for refusing to go Vietnam. For a time he was married to the folk singer Joan Baez. Harris wrote a book about his experiences – Dreams Die Hard. It traces the relationship between Harris, former U.S. Congressman Allard Lowenstein and Dennis Sweeney and is in my view, one of the better `bird’s eye’ views of the social movement of the 1960s. The relationship ended tragically with Sweeney – who had become severely mentally ill – assassinating Lowenstein in his office in 1981.

Today Harris is a feature writer for the NY Times Sunday Magazine.

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Sponsors: Westside Books, Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran, Front Range Jewish Voice For Peace

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