Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4:00PM
Brooklyn, NY: Borough Hall Courtroom
Thomas Page McBee, author of Man Alive, takes part in the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 20th in a panel discussion:
REVOLUTION AND REPRESSION: Sexuality, Gender, and Politics. The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the national conversation on Caitlyn Jenner, and America potentially electing its first female president all reflect the country's historic times when it comes to issues of sex and gender. Internationally, there have been triumphs but also crackdowns on women's-rights activists and ongoing violence against women and girl. Mona Eltahawy (Headscarves and Hymens), Melissa Gira Grant (Playing the Whore), and Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive) discuss the current state of affairs. Moderated by writer and activist Jennifer Baumgardner.
The event will take place at Borough Hall Courtroom on 209 Joralemon St. in Downtown Brooklyn. Admission is free and open to the public.