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Lunch with Sarah Shulman

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Seigle Hall, 305
Harry & Susan Seigle Hall

Open to any interested undergrads, not only WGSS majors & minors

RSVP required.

For undergraduates:  How can the activism of the past help us understand how to build effective social justice movements today? WGSS invites you to lunch and a discussion with queer writer and activist Sarah Schulman (Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, College of Staten Island). Schulman is author of the recent award-winning book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT Up New York, 1987-1993 and has written and/or produced more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, plays and films about LGBTQ life, activism, and politics. Bring your questions, ideas, and your appetite!  Please RSVP by ​Friday, the 25th.

Sponsors
Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Left Bank Books, Department of History, American Culture Studies Program, and Center for the Humanities.

Schools

Arts & Sciences

Website

https://artsci.wustl.edu/events/lunch...

Event Contact

wgss@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Sarah Schulman, Award-Winning Author of Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT Up New York, 1987-1993

About the Author
Sarah Schulman is the author of more than twenty works of fiction (including The Cosmopolitans, Rat Bohemia, and Maggie Terry), nonfiction (including Stagestruck, Conflict is Not Abuse, and The Gentrification of the Mind), and theater (Carson McCullers, Manic Flight Reaction, and more), and the producer and screenwriter of several feature films (The Owls, Mommy Is Coming, and United in Anger, among others). Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, and many other outlets. She is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at College of Staten Island, a Fellow at the New York Institute of Humanities, the recipient of multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was presented in 2018 with Publishing Triangle's Bill Whitehead Award. She is also the cofounder of the MIX New York LGBT Experimental Film and Video Festival, and the co-director of the groundbreaking ACT UP Oral History Project. A lifelong New Yorker, she is a longtime activist for queer rights and female empowerment, and serves on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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