Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Historian and activist Mike Davis will speak on “Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster/A California perspective on Texas-as-the Future.”

Davis—a MacArthur Fellow in 1998 and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside—is the author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles; Ecology of Fear; Planet of Slums; and In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire. During the late 1960s, Davis lived in Austin where he was an organizer for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

The event is a benefit for the New Journalism Project, the Texas nonprofit that publishes The Rag Blog and sponsors Rag Radio.

The suggested donation is $10, and an informal gathering will follow with food and beverages.

Davis will also be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, October 31, 2-3 pm, on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and streamed live.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723