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Zinn Headlines Homeless Empowerment Benefit

Tonight’s lecture aids Spare Change newspaper


Howard Zinn addressing a rally in the late 1960s.

Howard Zinn will headline a benefit for the Homeless Empowerment Project today, June 24, at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.

The Homeless Empowerment Project, through the publication of Spare Change News, helps the homeless by providing income, skill-developing, and self-advocacy opportunities.

Zinn, a BU professor emeritus of political science, will speak at 7 p.m. on What a Good Society Would Look Like. The social critic, historian, and writer has written more than 20 books. His 1980 book A People’s History of the United States is a national bestseller.

Tickets are $25, $20, and $10. For more information, contact Emily Johnson at 617-497-1595.

Kimberly Cornuelle can be reached at kcornuel@bu.edu. Click here to watch Howard Zinn on BUniverse.

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