It’s been a full four weeks since the launch of Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in
Dangerous Times, with events in Oakland, San Francisco, and New York City, featuring an array of writers who contributed to the book.
There have also been kind reviews in Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, and elsewhere, as well as profiles, such as in the San Francisco Chronicle and over at KQED Arts. You can read an interview with Signature Reads or San Francisco State University, or listen to one on KPFA Women’s Magazine.
Also, the radio show Making Contact recorded our book launch party, at Laurel Bookstore in Oakland, on May 3, featuring stellar contributors Jewelle Gomez, Kate Schatz, Reyna Grande, Faith Adiele, and Aya de León, as well as editor Carolina De Robertis. You can listen here.
There are still exciting events ahead, from the Joyous Persistence gathering, featuring Elizabeth Warren and other leading speakers and change-makers, to the Bay Area Book Festival and the Booksmith Resists Series at Booksmith, San Francisco.
Above all, it has been profoundly inspiring to hold conversations with Radical Hope contributors in various forms and constellations, as well as with readers and members of our various communities, fomenting connection, stirring hope, and fueling up for the continued and ever-urgent work of shaping our society into the one we want, a society that embraces all of us and where all people can be safe and free. Talking, listening, writing, reading, truth-telling, protesting, raising our voices together — all of this matters. None of us is alone. We are in this together.