Start: 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes local author Arthur Blaustein to the store to discuss and sign his newest book, Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport, on Wednesday, July 25th at 7pm.Democracy is not a spectator sport! Learn how to get in the game with this comprehensive collection of more than two hundred community service opportunities and experiences. More than a simple resource guide, this unique handbook includes interviews, anecdotes, and commentary from the top folks in nonprofit and service fields and ties together the strands of volunteering, community service, and civic engagement. Whether you have a specific cause in mind or are looking for volunteer work to beef up a resume or increase professional experience, this is the book for you. "A blueprint and a guidebook to help us all get involved" - Senator John Kerry.Arthur Blaustein is a professor at UC Berkeley, where he teaches community development, public policy, and politics. He is also the author of the previous books Make a Difference: America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service and The American Promise: Justice and Opportunity. He served on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Bill Clinton and was chair of the President’s National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity under Jimmy Carter.