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Saeed Jones

October 30 @ 7:00 pm

| $-30
Saeed Jones

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How We Fight for Our Lives

“Intersectionality is who I am. Feeling a bit pulled across these different directions has just always been one of the more essential facts of my human experience.”
– Saeed Jones

Poet Saeed Jones, author of the celebrated Prelude to a Bruise, joins us to read from his new memoir, How We Fight for Our Lives, an unforgettable coming-of-age story of a bookish, black, gay teen from Texas as he learns to see himself and his dreams – and learns how his world sees him. Blending poetry and prose, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence – into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another – and to one another – as we fight to become ourselves.

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Date:
October 30, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$-30
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2Kh2Pdi

Venue

JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
Website:
jccsf.org

Organizer

JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
Email:
Website:
www.jccsf.org

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