The book, based on years of research interviewing and observing college life with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds, offers a new understanding of sexual assault. According to research, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted by the time they graduate. In the book, Hirsch and co-author Shamus Khan, explain why sexual assault is such a common feature of college life and what can be done to prevent it. The duo reveal the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault so predictable, explaining how physical spaces, alcohol, peer groups, and cultural norms influence young people's experiences and interpretations of both sex and sexual assault. Books Inc. is located at 74 Town & Country Village. For more information, go to booksinc.net.
LEVI'S STADIUM UNSAFE IN ANY SEAT ...
In his new book, "Levi's Stadium Unsafe in Any Seat: Would You Trust Your Safety at This Venue?" attorney Fred Weaver details the chaos and lack of security at Levi's Stadium leading to recent "near fatal" attacks and personal injury lawsuits. Weaver describes a brutal beating that took place at the stadium during a nationally televised Thursday night football game between the 49ers and the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 1, 2018. According to the book, more than 400 security guards and police officers were on duty when the attack happened, but it was an Oakland fan who put himself in harm's way to restrain the assailant and bring him to into custody. Weaver, who served as the attorney in the case, dives into why he thinks Levi's Stadium is the most dangerous public venue in North America.
Weaver will be at Books Inc. in Mountain View to discuss his book on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Books Inc. is located at 317 Castro St. For more information, go to booksinc.net.
PRIVATIZED SCHOOLS ARE FAILING... Sold to the American public as an avenue to the best education for struggling students, privatized schools are failing, according to education authority Diane Ravitch, who will join journalist Angie Coiro for "This is Now" at Kepler's Books on Thursday, Feb. 6. at 7:30 p.m.. In her book "Slaying Goliath," Ravitch looks at how privatization has turned schools into profit machines less concerned with student success than the bottom line. Public schools have been gutted in their wake, and Common Core has reduced education to the lowest possible standards, according to Ravitch, who served in education posts under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In her book, she takes on what she calls the "Disrupters" intent on promoting the privatization of our struggling education system. Unafraid of naming names, she cites the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, the Waltons (Walmart), Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others, on the right and the left, as well as corporations, foundations and others of sacrificing the public in favor of profit.
Kepler's Books is located at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Tickets are $10. For more information, go keplers.org.
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