Sunday, November 2nd 6-8pm at Leather Archives and Museum
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 discussants as they discuss Sex Workers Unite, the history of radical sex work activism and its connections to queer history, the links between sex work and gentrification, the making of “safe spaces” for LGBTQ people, and much more.
About the 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) consists of essays about trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks who have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex, written by current and former prisoners, activists, and academics. It argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together.
Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion is an anthology of essays critical of the mainstream gay agenda of gay marriage, hate crimes legislation, and support for the military. It offers new and radical perspectives on and alternatives to state-mandated forms of intimacy, and ways to resist the growth of the PIC and the global sweep of militarized economies.
Copies of the books will be available for purchase.