Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:00p.m.

Three Cheers for George Scialabba—and You’re Invited!

The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, and Nikil Saval are coming to the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, September 10

 

September 10 has been designated George Scialabba Day by the Cambridge City Council. That evening, his friends and admirers are coming together to toast the unlikely achievements of this quiet, unassuming man who spent 9,135 days booking rooms as a scheduling assistant for Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies, all the while “staring unflinchingly into the abyss and reporting what he has found there in sensitive, true, and graceful prose,” according to the City Council’s resolution honoring his wide-ranging career.

Come for the lark, the live speakers, the tribute film, the balloons, or the brass band. If you can’t attend, you can still support George by giving generously to his favorite charity, the Baffler Foundation (all donations are fully tax-deductible). We are in the midst of forming a Committee to Preserve George Scialabba and Others Like Him (If Any). Join us in celebrating independent thought in the age of Trumpism.  

For the complete details on this once-in-a-lifetime event, click here.

 

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