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Words in Action

02/27/2018 - 7:30pm

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands presents an evening of renowned voices on social justice. Join Ijeoma Oluo (So You Want to Talk About Race), Sonya Renee Taylor (The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love), Jaclyn Friedman (Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All), and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha (Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home) for a conversation around race, sex, accessibility, gender identity, and what it means to take action to create an equitable world. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Ijeoma Oluo is a writer and speaker whose work on race has been featured in The Guardian, New York Magazine, xoJane, Jezebel, and more. She is also an editor-at-large at The Establishment, and Seattle Magazine named her "one of the most influential people" in Seattle.

Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and radical executive officer of TheBodyIsNotanApology.com. She has been featured on HBO, BET, MTV, NPR, PBS, and CNN and in the New York Times, New York Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, and many more.

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, and activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. She has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To The Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows, and her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, The American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer and performer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. She is the author of the poetry collections Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home.

Event address: 
Rialto Theater
310 S 9th St
Tacoma, WA 98402
So You Want to Talk about Race Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781580056779
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press (CA) - January 16th, 2018

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781626569768
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - February 13th, 2018

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781580056410
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press (CA) - November 14th, 2017

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551526003
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 3rd, 2015