The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, hosts a conversation about Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape
CHICAGO –– Join The Public Square at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a conversation with writer, performer, and activist Jaclyn Friedman, editor of the brand-new book: Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. This anthology attempts to connect the dots between the shaming and co-option of female sexuality in culture and some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function, and has been called "a book that could change the world," by award-winning social theorist, media critic and gender expert Dr. Jean Kilbourne.
This event will take place on Thursday, February 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S Halsted St, Chicago). This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312.422.5580. Light refreshments will be served.
This program is sponsored by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Gender and Women Studies at UIC.
MORE ABOUT JACLYN FRIEDMAN
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer and activist, whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Lambda Award-nominated transgender anthology Pinned Down By Pronouns and the cultural commentary blog PopPolitics.com. Her opinion column "Where Your Mouth Is" was a popular monthly feature in the magazine Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, and she later produced a podcast of the same name. Friedman holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and has received a 2001 Cambridge Poetry Award, a 2004 Sommerville Arts Council Artist Grant, and a recent fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.
The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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