Friday, May 19, 2-3 pm PST on KPFA
Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist familyâ€¦ and her own journey though a life well-lived in struggle, self growth and organizing.
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Laura Bockâ€™s begins her story with that of her famous “red” grandparents who sought to overthrow the Russian Czar and were devoted organizers in the U.S. Communist Party.Â Her parents and aunt too,Â Mini Carson, Peggy Dennis and Al Bock, were well known labor organizers, journalists and revolutionaries.Â
We talk about Laura Bock’s life of disability activism, feminism, self-supporting business and Fat Lip Readers Theater which she co-founded and performed with for 18 years.
Feminism, disability, and fat activism intersect with a family history of revolutionary struggle.Â We talk about it all.