We're pleased to invite you to join Mickey and Dick Flacks, two founding members of SBCAN, as they celebrate the publication of:
Making History/Making Blintzes
How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America
Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m., Chaucer's in Loreto Plaza, 3329 State St., Santa Barbara
MICKEY FLACKS AND DICK FLACKS, two of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), will be on hand to present this chronicle of their political and personal lives. As active members of the Civil Rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, and community leaders in Santa Barbara, their stories are a first-hand account of progressive American activism from the 1960s to the present.
Throughout this memoir, the couple demonstrates that their lifelong commitment to making history through social activism cannot be understood without returning to the deeply personal context of their family history—of growing up “red diaper babies” in 1950s New York City, using folk music as self-expression as adolescents in the 1960s, and of making blintzes for their own family through the 1970s and 1980s. As the children of immigrants and first generation Jews, Dick and Mickey crafted their own religious identity as secular Jews, created a critical space for American progressive activism through SDS, and ultimately, found themselves raising an “American” family.