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Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:00 pm PST

Miss Major (POSTPONED)

Price: Free (Registration Required)

ATTENTION: This event has been postponed due to publication delays. We will be announcing a new date as soon as we are able.

City Lights and Verso Books celebrating the publication of Miss Major Speaks: The Life and Legacy of a Black Trans Revolutionary – by Miss Major With Toshio Meronek – published by Verso Books

This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need a device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.

Miss Major in conversation with Toshio Meronek

celebrating the publication of

Miss Major Speaks: The Life and Legacy of a Black Trans Revolutionary

by Miss Major With Toshio Meronek

published by Verso Books

The future of black, queer, and trans liberation from a legendary transgender elder and activist

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a transgender elder and activist who has survived Bellevue psychiatric hospital, New York’s jail system, and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Miss Major Speaks is both a document of her brilliant life—told with intimacy, warmth, and an undeniable levity—and a roadmap for the challenges black, brown, queer and trans youth will face on the path of liberation today.

Toshio Meronek is a San Francisco-based writer focusing on housing and queer politics.

Advanced Praise for Miss Major Speaks:

“The extraordinary insights in this book, always punctuated by Miss Major’s razor-sharp wit, allow us to understand how liberation movements for trans, queer and other routinely marginalized people can hold the most emancipatory potential for all.” – Angela Davis

Miss Major Speaks is the rarests of gifts, like sitting at the feet of a wise, no-fucks-given elder, listening to her testimony, and being fortified by her brilliance. This book is a monument to the life’s work of Miss Major and the liberation movements she’s shaped. It reminds us that we are all we got and that is plenty.” – Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness

“Though she has faced many struggles in her eight decades on Earth, Major’s resilience, optimism, and often bawdy humor shine through…a powerful and enlightening read.” – Pax Ahimsa Gethen, Trans Writes

This event was made possible by support from the City Lights Foundation. To learn more visit: https://citylights.com/foundation/

Type of Event:
Virtual

Registration Required:
Yes

Start Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:00 pm PST

End Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 12:00 am PST

Venue:

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