Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) will remain open regular business hours (10 AM - 5:30 PM) on January 20 for its annual film festival.
Refinery Town, How Activists in a Working Class Company Town Harnessed the Power of Local Politics to Reclaim Their Community
Join author Steve Early for a discussion of his new book. Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City tells the story of how 15 years of civic activism in Richmond, California improved public safety, raised Richmond's minimum wage, challenged home foreclosures and evictions and demanded fair taxation of Big Oil and Big Soda.
Steve Early has been a journalist, lawyer, and labor organizer for the past forty years. His writing has appeared in The Nation, New York Times, Boston Globe, and many other publications.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library.