The Civic Media Center is hosting a book discussion featuring Dr. Zoharah Simmons and, via Zoom, author Dan Berger on Saturday, June 3 from 2:30-4:30 pm.
Berger’s recent book, Stayed on Freedom: The Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey, chronicles the lives of two activist/organizers, Dr. Simmons and Michael Simmons, their meeting, organizing, and post-marriage independent lives still doing organizing work.
Dr. Simmons is a well-regarded Gainesville resident, active in both local and national organizations, and is now a retired UF assistant professor of religion.
Author Dan Berger was a CMC volunteer in his UF student days, and has gone on to write multiple books dealing with social justice issues.
They shared an event at UF in February; more background is given in a related article in the Jan/Feb issue of the Iguana at tinyurl.com/Iguana1613. A sliding scale donation will be requested at the event.