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06.26.2017 | Cleve Jones signs and discusses “When We Rise” | Free

June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes LGBTQ and AIDS activist Cleve Jones, who will sign and discuss his memoir, “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “When We Rise” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

The partial inspiration for the ABC television miniseries, Cleve Jones’s memoir is a sweeping, profoundly moving account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle. By turns tender and uproarious, “When We Rise” chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt; the bewitching story of 1970s San Francisco; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve’s passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by unprecedented freedom and violence.

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