New York readers, mark your calendars! Here are two great events for your entertainment and edification, featuring an all-star cast of amazing feminist thinkers and writers.
First, a reading of Big Big Love with Hanne Blank at Re/Dress, October 13
You might remember Hanne from her Feministing Five interview earlier this year. Hanne is the author of Virgin, the forthcoming Straight and of Big Big Love, the one-of-a-kind book about sex and love for plus-size people. This event is to celebrate the new edition of Big Big Love, which came out September 20 (you can buy it here). Re/Dress is a plus-size vintage closing store in Brooklyn – though they also have some great non-vintage stuff too! I am told that the Blank event will involve “reading, shenanigans, treats, books, and surprises.”
This event is free and open to the public!
Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm
Re/Dress NYC, Brooklyn
109 Boerum Place Brooklyn
Secondly, a panel about Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy at the Brooklyn Museum, October 22
This all-star panel of Michael Kimmel, Jimmie Briggs, Shelby Knox and Linda Stein will discuss the hugely popular series and its two protagonists Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Is Salander a feminist heroine? Does Blomkvist represent a new model for masculinity?
This event is being held at the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the largest dedicated space for feminist art in the world. It’s free with museum admission and is also a great chance to check out the Sackler Center, which is fantastic. Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking piece The Dinner Party, which is a permanent installation there, is not to be missed.
Saturday, October 22 at 2pm
Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn
Reserve your spot by emailing HAWT@haveartwilltravel.com.
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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM
ON THE ISSUES MAGAZINE
THE FEMINIST ART PROJECT
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WOMEN OF COLOR POLICY NETWORK