Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012
Skylight Books to Participate in May Day General Strike
From: Megan Wade Antieau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Contact: Meg Wade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SKYLIGHT BOOKS TO PARTICIPATE IN MAY DAY GENERAL STRIKE
(April 24, 2012) -- Skylight Books in Los Feliz will participate in the May 1st General Strike
next Tuesday, serving as a meeting place in the morning for neighborhood members to gather and
travel to the Occupy activities downtown, and hosting labor singer Ross Altman at 7:30pm to
teach about the history of May Day and lead and perform classic labor songs. The popular
bookstore will also close its storefront from 2 to 5 p.m. so that its staff may attend demonstrations
Citizens are invited to gather at 12 p.m. and meet members of the bookstore staff as well as artists
Skylight will also serve as a point of information throughout the day, and community groups are invited to
throughout the bookstore will also highlight titles on the history of May 1st, the Haymarket Affair, and the
At 5 p.m., when its 1818 N. Vermont storefront reopens, light refreshments will be available throughout the
Grammy Museum tribute to the legendary Ash Grove folk music club.
“As an independent bookstore, we encounter daily the ways in which an economy based only around
large profit can destroy local, neighborhood-focused enterprises,” said Skylight bookseller Meg Wade.
More information is available on the store’s
website at http://skylightbooks.com.
About Skylight Books
Skylight Books is an independent bookstore (founded in 1996) in a 1930s storefront located
in Los Feliz—between Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. In 2008, Skylight expanded into the
storefront next door, moving the art, photography, architecture, design, film, theater, music, graphic novel,
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From: Gary Leonard
Twenty years after the LA Riots, photographer David Leonard reflects on the three day civil unrest with his father, Photographer Gary Leonard.
On April 29 from 12 to 5 p.m., the pair will display works as part of a show titled, "Parker Center," at the Take My Picture gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.
860 S. Broadway at the intersection of 9th for inquiries call 213-622-2256
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