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In recent months Dr. Parenti has been invited to speak in Moscow, Donetsk, Tehran, New Mexico and Windsor. But in each instance travel demands caused him to decline the offer. He did agree to the Springfield event.

Springfield, Illinois
University of Illinois, Springfield
Public Affairs Center

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7:00 pm

"Capitalism vs. Reality"

Oakland, California
Temescal Branch, Oakland Public Library
5205 Telegraph Ave

Friday, March 13, 2015
7:00 pm

Three panelists: Michael Parenti, Charlotte Silver, & Jeff Mackler. Topic: "U.S. Imperial Foreign Policy"

Berkeley, California
Cooperative Center, Federal Credit Union
Ashby and Shattuck Avenues
contact: Debbie Crowson, 510-295-1644 or dcrowson@coopfcu.org

Thursday, January 29, 2015,
6-7:30 pm

A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life

Berkeley, California
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita Ave.)

Saturday, November 15, 2014,
Dinner 6 pm, Program 7-9 pm

Hal Carlstad Social Justice Awards Dinner Benefit, award for Michael Parenti

San Francisco, California
Before Columbus Foundation
25th Annual American Book Awards
Justin Desmangles, Chair 916-425-7916
SF Jazz Center
201 Franklin Street (at Fell)

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2-5 pm
Lifetime Achievement Award (open to the public)

Oakland, California
Sponsoring Organization: Italian-American Historical Association
1140 66th St. off San Pablo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday (an ethnic Memoir)

Santa Monica, California
Jerry Manpearl
939 San Vincente Blvd

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 3 pm
Labor and the Myth of Prosperity

Carmichael, California
Suburb of Sacramento
Italian Center
6821 Fair Oaks Blvd

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2 pm
A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday (an ethnic Memoir)

Los Angeles, California
Echo Park United Methodist Church
1226 North Alvarado St.
Contact: Union of Progressive Iranians 323-679-5023

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Reception: 5 pm, Guest Speaker 6:30 pm
Capitalism and the Myth of Prosperity and Democracy

New York, N.Y.
Stony Brook Manhattan
101-113 East 27th Street, 3rd floor
Contact: Peter Carravetta 631-632-7440

Friday, February 14, 2014, 5 pm

A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday (an ethnic Memoir)

New York, N.Y.
The Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
Contact: Rosangela Briscese 212-642-2043

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6 pm

A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday (an ethnic Memoir)

Hempstead, N.Y.
Hofstra University
Contact: Stanislao Pugliese 718-570-7823

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7 pm

A Talk with Selected Readings from Waiting for Yesterday (an ethnic Memoir)

Vancouver, British Columbia
Dogwood Centre for Socialist Education

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6 pm Anti-Imperialism Today

Sonoma, California
Readers Books Bookstore

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 pm Book signing and talk: "Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life"

Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraskans for Peace

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10 am Rational Wars and Deliberate Deception

San Francisco, California
Modern Times Bookstore

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7 pm Book signing and talk: "Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life"

Berkeley, California
Berkeley Fellowship Hall

Friday, September 27, 2013, 7 pm Book signing and talk: "Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life"

Montgomery, Alabama
Auburn University at Montgomery

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7 pm Democracy and Class Power

Kingwood, Texas
Lone Star College
Student Conference Center
Contact: John.J.Theis@lonestar.edu

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Deceptions of Empire

Millbrae, California
Progressive Caucus
California Democratic Party
Westin Hotel SFO

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:30 pm Atrocity and Normality

Olympia, Washington
People's Movement Assembly
Evergreen State College
contact: mike@smallblueplanet.org

Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 pm Ecology and the 1% Pathology

Saratoga, California
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
18870 Allendale Ave.
contact: jovanovicmilina@yahoo.com

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 5:00 pm South Bay premiere of documentary film "The Weight of Chains" accompanied with comments by Michael Parenti

Aberdeen, Washington
The Grays Harbor Institute
Public Radio KGHI/KGHE
The Polish Club, 823 West 1st Street
contact: gary@ghinstitute.org
or 360-533-8039

Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 pm Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth: An Evening with Michael Parenti

Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State University
University Hall, Room 014
230 N. Oval Mall
contact: gselich@att.net

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 7:30 pm The Empire Under Attack: From Latin America to Occupy Wall Street

Fremont, California
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Room 2133
contact: angels_70wings@yahoo.com

Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:00 pm
Free Admission
Occupy Empire

Berkeley, California
La Pena Culture Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
contact: pchin@lapena.org

Friday, January 6, 2012, 7:30 pm
Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth

Burlington, Vermont
University of Vermont
Will Miller Social Justice Lecture

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Why the U.S. Has a Global Empire?

Hamilton, Ontario
McMasters University

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Imperialism and the 99% Solution

Guelph, Ontario
University of Guelph

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Imperialism and the 99% Solution

Toronto, Ontario
University of Toronto

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7 pm
Imperialism and the 99% Solution

Chico, CA
Sierra Nevada Brewery, Big Room
1075 E. 20th St.

Wednesday, October 27, 2011, 7:30 pm
Imperialism Today (with Will Durst)

Henderson County, Nevada
Southern Nevada College

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6 pm
The Face of Imperialism

Orem, Utah
Utah Valley University

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:30 am
Profit Pathology and Its Alternatives

Orem, Utah
Utah Valley University

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 1 pm
The High Cost of War

Berkeley, CA
Moe's Bookstore
2476 Telegraph Ave.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 7:30 pm
Talk and booksigning: The Face of Imperialism

San Jose, CA
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
First Christian Church
80 South 5th St.

contact: shelby.minister@yahoo.com

Friday, May 6, 2011, 7:00 pm
Free Speech--At What Cost?

Northridge, CA
California State University, Northridge
Richard Smith Lecture, Sierra Hall
contact: 818-677-4030

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00 pm
America's Cultural Struggle: Religion and Politics

Cypress, CA
Cypress College
9200 Valley View St.
Humanities lecture hall 136
contact: 562-234-3319

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:30 pm
Democracy, Prosperity, and Economic Crisis

Hilo, Hawaii
Hawaii Community College
Campus Center Plaza at Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo
contact: noelie@hawaii.edu

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6:30 pm
Democracy and Class Power

San Francisco, CA
Schroeders Restaurant
240 Front St. (Embarcadero BART)
San Francisco Atheists
contact: terrycts@comcast.net

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 4:30 pm
God and His Demons (Talk and Book Signing)

New York, New York
Brecht Forum
451 West St.
contact: (212) 242-4201

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 7 pm
God's Demon Warriors

New York, New York
International News Net Symposium
"How the World Changed After 9-11"

56 Walker St. between Church and Broadway
(Lower Manhattan)

contact: innworldreport@gmail.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12:15 pm
How Conspiracy Theorists Become Conspiracy Realists

Berkeley, California
Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Rm
2090 Kittredge St., off Shattuck Ave.
One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART

contact: terrycts@comcast.net

Sunday, July 18, 2010, 1:30 pm
Religion as a Socio-Political Force

Berkeley, California
People's World
2232 Derby St.

contact: 510-548-8764

Sunday, July 4, 2010, 3 pm
Fascism in America?

Berkeley, California
Moe's Bookstore
2476 Telegraph Avenue, between Dwight and Haste


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010,
7:30 pm

God and His Demons (Book Signing and Talk)
San Francisco, California
City Lights Bookstore
Columbus Ave & Broadway
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, 7 pm

God and His Demons (Book Signing and Talk)
Santa Cruz, California
University Inn and Conference Center
Deep Politics Conference
Saturday, May 15th, 2010,
3:15 pm

(Sunday Panel, May 16, 2010, 1:30 pm)
Deep Ideology: How Reactionary Agendas Shape Political Awareness
Sebastopol, California
Copperfield's Books
138 N. Main St
Thursday, May 6th, 2010

God and His Demons (Book Signing and Talk)
Berkeley, California
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU)
Fellowship Hall: 1924 Cedar Street
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010,
7:00 pm

God and His Demons (Book Signing and Talk)

Ventura, California
California Coalition of Veterans & Military Families, and other veteran & military family groups.
Pavilion, Pierpont Inn, 550 San Jon Rd.
Saturday, April 17th, 2010,
7:30 pm

Empire vs. Veterans: Who Pays and Who Benefits from Global Wars?

Fresno, California
Fresno Pacific University
Special Event Center
(East Side of Campus) 1717 S. Chestnut
Saturday, April 17th, 2010,
1:00 pm

The US Empire:
For and Against

Northridge, California
California State University, Northridge
Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010,
7:00 pm
Sanitizing History: from Caesar to Hitler to Saddam

Havana, Cuba
19th International Book Fair
La Cabana
Sala Jose Antonio Portuondo

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010,
11:00 am
The Culture Struggle
(along with interviews on Feb. 15, 17, and 18)
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Century Community and Technical College
West Campus Theater
Wednesday, January 20, 2010,
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Real Democracy and Class Power
Santa Rosa, California
Project Censored Reception
Odd Fellows Hall
545 Pacific Ave.
contact: Censored@sonoma.edu
Saturday, December 5, 2009,
6:00 p.m.
Brief Remarks with other Speakers
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
St. Thomas University
McCain Hall,
Kinsella Auditorium
contact: strax@riseup.net
Wednesday, November 25, 2009,
7:00 p.m.
Free Market Myths and Madness
Las Vegas, Nevada
College of Southern Nevada
Henderson Campus, Bldg. C
contact: Carlo.DeFazio@csn.edu
Wednesday, November 18, 2009,
6:00 p.m.
Capitalism: Fact and Fiction

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
University of Milwaukee
UWM Union Building,
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009,
7:00 p.m.
Rulers of the Planet: Method or Madness?
West Hartford, Connecticut
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
Wilde Auditorium
contact: dowst@hartford.edu
Wednesday, November 4, 2009,
7:30 p.m.
Political Liberties and Economic Democracy
Oakland, California
American-Italian Historical Assoc.
Temescal Library
5205 Telegraph Ave x 51 St.
Saturday, October 24, 2009,
3-5 pm
Avanti Popolo readings
Long Beach, California
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Unitarian Universalist Church
5450 Atherton Street
contact: miamericas@yahoo.com
Saturday, October 17, 2009,
3:00 p.m.
Empire vs. Democracy: From Guatemala to Honduras
San Francisco, California
Italian-American Political Solidarity
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave.
contact: jamestracysf@gmail.com
Monday, October 12, 2009,
7:00 p.m.
Ethnic Identity with a panel of speakers
Bogota, Colombia
Cumbre Mundial de Paz
World Summit for Peace
via Skype
Friday, October 2, 2009,
3:00 p.m.
Cultural Relativism and International Human Rights
Berkeley, California
International Committee for the Cuban Five
Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar at Bonita
contact: ajrapko@yahoo.com
Thursday, October 1, 2009,
7:00 p.m.
The Rational Empire and the Cuban Five
Petaluma, California
Progressive Festival
Walnut Park,
Petaluma Blvd & D street
contact: info@progressivefestival.org
Sunday, September 20, 2009,
2 pm

The Economic Meltdown
Glendale, California
Armenian Revolutionary Fed. and KPFK
Public Library,
222 E. Harvard St.
contact: RShirinian@aol.com

Friday, September 18, 2009,
8 pm
Capitalism's Self-Inflicted Apocalypse

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