'Writing Resistance' presented by 'The Conversation' with Geoffrey Stone, Heath Fogg Davis, Jeremy McCarter and Audrey Petty moderated by Rebecca Makkai
In this special installment of “The Conversation,” a popular North-side series on art and politics, Rebecca Makkai, author of “Music for Wartime,” will lead a discussion on what it means to write politically in 2017 as well as the roles writing can play in both resistance and progress. Participants will include Geoffrey Stone, author of “Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century”; Heath Fogg Davis, author of “Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?”; Jeremy McCarter, author of “Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals”; and Audrey Petty, editor of “High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing.”
Sunday, June 11, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Jones College Prep/South Auditorium
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is a renowned constitutional scholar whose most recent book, Sex and the Constitution, deals with the history of sex, religion, and law from ancient times to the present.
Heath Fogg Davis's book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (NYU Press) questions our need for gender policies. A professor of antidiscrimination law and policy at Temple University, Davis also consults with businesses, schools, and organizations nationwide to help them imagine, develop and implement trans-inclusive policies. heathfoggdavis.com @heathfoggdavis
Jeremy McCarter is the author of Young Radicals, a new account of idealistic Americans fighting for their ideals in the World War I years, and the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York. He has written about culture and politics for New York Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Buzzfeed. He lives in Chicago.
Rebecca Makkai (Moderator)
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the story collection Music for Wartime -- four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. She teaches at Northwestern University, and is Creative Director for StoryStudio Chicago.
Audrey Petty's work has been featured in such publications as Columbia Journal, StoryQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Saveur, ColorLines, Oxford American, and Gravy. She's editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. A favorite memory: listening to authors featured in Even A Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle.