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Boots Riley with Robin D. G. Kelley, 11 September 2019 – Audio
Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. He is the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. His directorial debut, the comedy-fantasy-sci-fi film Sorry to Bother You, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Fervently dedicated to social change, Riley was deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement and was one of the leaders of the activist group the Young Comrades. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Tell Homeland Security—We Are the Bomb.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 11, 2019.
This was a Readings and Conversations event.
In this episode, Boots Riley joined Robin D. G. Kelley in conversation.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.