Friday, February 6, 2009

Upcoming Book Signings and Discussions at the Hull-House

Jaclyn Friedman Book Event at Hull-House on 2/19
Kim Bobo at Hull-House on 2/20

Read below for more info on both programs!

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Thursday, February 19
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Residents' Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted

Yes Means Yes! Visions of Sexual Power & a World Without Rape is a groundbreaking new look at rape, edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman and founder Jessica Valenti. The anthology tries to move beyond "no means no" to connect the dots between the shaming and co-option of female sexuality in our culture(s) and some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function.

At this program you'll hear from and get to talk with Jaclyn Friedman and one of the book's fantastic contributors, Hazel/Cedar Troost.

More about Jaclyn Friedman
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer and activist, and the editor of the brand-new book, Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Her poems and nonfiction can be found in numerous publications including, (where her poem "State of the Union" was selected as a Poem of the Day), in the Underwood Review, and in the Lambda Award- nominated anthology Pinned Down by Pronouns. Her opinion column, "Where Your Mouth Is," was a popular monthly feature in Sojourner: The Women's Forum until the magazine's untimely demise in October 2002, and she produced a biweekly podcast by the same name, which can be heard on Friedman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has received a 2001 Cambridge Poetry Award, a 2004 Sommerville Arts Council Grant, and a recent fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She has been a contributing writer for To learn more, visit Jaclyn Friedman online.

This event is co-sponsored by The Public Square, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Gender and Women's Studies at UIC.

Open to the public and free.
RSVP's requested at or online
at 312.422.5580.


Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid- And What We Can Do About It

Friday, February 20
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Residents' Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted

During the recent sit-in by the workers at Republic Windows and Doors, wage theft in America grabbed national headlines, but it is far from being a new phenomenon. Every year, billions of dollars' worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers, a grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category on record annually, and in today's economy this crime affects more Americans than ever before. In her new book, Wage Theft In America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid- And What We Can Do About It, author and organizer Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and co-author of Organizing for Social Change, (the best-selling manual on progressive organizing in print) offers an incisive handbook for activists, workers, and concerned citizens on how to prevent flagrant exploitation of America's working people, including a sweeping analysis of the crisis, hard-hitting statistics, and heart-breaking first-person accounts. Kim Bobo will give a talk based on her new book followed by a conversation with the audience.

This program is co-sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice; Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues; Chicago Labor Education Program, UIC; the journal Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Center for Urban and Economic Development, UIC; Work Race, Gender and the Urban World concentration in the History Department, UIC; Political Science Department, UIC; Latin American and Latino Studies, UIC; Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Open to the public and free.
RSVP's requested at 312.413.5353.

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