Cleve Jones has been on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ rights for 40 years. His youth was spent in free-wheeling 1970s San Francisco, where he joined Harvey Milk's office as a student intern. Invigorated by the power of the people, Jones then founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation as the disease was tearing through his community, and continued the fight with the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. All along his message has been that nothing will change unless the people will it to happen; we must keep raising our voices and standing up for what we believe is right. Jones' new memoir, When We Rise, tells the story of his life and remembers the people who helped him, loved him and inspired him to keep pushing for equality. It just won the Lambda Literary award for Gay Memoir/Biography. Jones will be at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; www.left-bank.com) at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss his book and sign copies. Admission is free.
Price: free admission