City Lights Books June 21st

KPFA and City Lights Books present “Whistleblower at the C.I.A. “by Mel Goodman and talking with Daniel Ellsburg, hosted by Dennis Bernstein.

Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church

2407 Dana, Berkeley, CA.

 

June 21st 7pm Berkeley CA

Advance Tickets $12

Purchase in advance at brownpapertickets.com, Pegasus Books (3 locations), Books Inc. (Berkeley), Moe’s, Mrs Dalloway’s, Diesel a Bookstore, Walden Pond Bookstore

Ticket $15 at door

This is a KFPA benefit info at https://kpfa.org/event/melvin-goodman-daniel-ellsberg/

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