Leather Archives & Museum, SWOP-Chicago and RAD Remedy present an author discussion on Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk by Melinda Chateauvert and on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex complex and Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage by contributor Yasmin Nair.
FREE and open to the adult public 18+ Join the authors, read and discuss their books. Sex Workers Unite (Beacon Press, 2014) is a provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor, sexuality, feminism, and freedom.
Captive genders: trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex (AK Press, 2011) are essays about trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks who have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex by current and former prisoners, activists, and academics. The collection offers new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity, through a politic of gender self-determination that argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together.
When: Sunday, November 2
Location: Leather Archives and Museum
6418 N. Greenview Ave. (at Devon)
Street parking available
18 and older