IRRESISTIBLE REVOLUTION: A DISCUSSION OF THE CONTEMPORARY LGBT MOVEMENT
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Center on Halsted
ATTENTION: We are at capacity for this event. Thank you to everyone who has RSVPed for this event. We will be checking folks in at the event.
Center on Halsted, the Community Media Workshop, the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women & Gender in Arts & Media, Columbia College Chicago, and Windy City Times newspaper are honored to present:
"Irresistible Revolution: A Discussion of the Contemporary LGBT Movement”
…with LGBT rights advocate and award-winning author, Urvashi Vaid, for the only public program in Chicago to discuss her new book, “Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class, and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics” Magnus Books Publishing.
Followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From one of the nation’s best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality.
Irresistible Revolution is an optimistic book intended for a broad audience, while challenging LGBT rights advocates in the U.S. to aspire beyond the narrow framework of equality. It outlines a more substantive politics with race, class, and gender at its foundation, and suggests that such a politics will produce greater and more meaningful change for a larger number of people.
About the Author: Urvashi Vaid is a community organizer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movement for thirty years. Currently the Director of the Engaging Traditions Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Vaid is a former staff attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project, and a former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She lives in New York City with her partner of 25 years, the humorist Kate Clinton.
We are at capacity for this event. No further RSVPs will be accepted.
BOOKS: To purchase and/or reserve your copies call Women & Children First Bookstore at 773-769-9299 or visit www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Guests are encouraged to reserve copies or prepay to ensure an adequate number of books. Reserved copies and a limited number of additional copies will be available at the event.
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