On Thursday, September 14, Steve Early will discuss his recent book on the rise to power of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. Pitted against the very deep pockets of Chevron, the city’s largest economic power and private employer, the community-based RPA won control of Richmond city government in a series of dramatic organizing campaigns and elections. A Richmond resident, Early is a lawyer and labor activist, as well as a freelance journalist and author of four books.
The session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.). Free admission and dinner.