How to Read A Protest: L.A. Kauffman with Avram Finkelstein

Wed. Dec 19, 2018 at 6:30pm EST
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When and why does marching matter?

This illustrated history documents America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the 1963 March on Washington, by showing the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. Using the very signs that demonstrators carried as indicators of the organization behind various actions, How to Read a Protest explores the relationship between the way movements are built and the ultimate impact they have on fomenting change.

Author and grassroots organizer L.A. Kauffman will be joined in conversation by Avram Finkelstein, an artist and founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives. 


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018