LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2020: Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards will Present their New Softcover ~ Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

LIVESTREAM EVENT OVERVIEW: Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards will Present their New Softcover Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.  This LiveStream Author Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

LIVESTREAM DATE AND TIME:  Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 6:30 PM

LIVESTREAM LINK:  Online Author Event available at YouTube.com/kclibrary

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Feminism’s ultimate breakthrough remains elusive.  America again will not elect a woman as president in 2020, despite the initial promise in a crowded Democratic field of candidates, underscoring the questions and challenges still facing the feminist cause.  Still, the movement lives.  In a discussion of their groundbreaking Book Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, Co-Authors Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards assess today’s landscape – both the advances made and the progress not yet realized.  #MeToo legitimized women’s voices and experiences, but for how long?  And to what end?  The rates of sexual assault and domestic violence, for example, have changed little.  “A true Third Wave would be actually enacting this in our lives, and I’m not sure we’re there yet,” Richards recently told Ms. Magazine, alluding the surge in feminism that began in the 1990s.  “I still think we live differently politically than we do personally.”  Manifesta, recently re-released in commemoration of its 20th Anniversary, combines a historical look at the movement for women’s equality with a fervent call to action.  “It’s meant to inspire you to turn around and look in your community and find the ways you personally can enact feminism,” Richards said.  “That’s true when we wrote it, and that remains true today.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards are the Co-Authors Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism.  They are the owners of the feminist speaker’s bureau Soapbox Inc., and the creators of Feminist Camp.  Jennifer’s books include Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, Abortion & Life, and F’em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls.  She is the creator of the documentary I Had an Abortion (2005), the Director & Producer of It Was Rape (2013), and the Editor in Chief of the Women’s Review of Books.  Amy is the Author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself and We are MAKERS: Real Women and Girls Shaping Our World; a producer of the Emmy-nominated VICELAND Documentary Series, WOMAN; and a founder of the Third Wave Foundation.

SUPPORT EVENTS LIKE THIS!:  Order your Softcovers of Manifesta from Rainy Day Books through the link below!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Manifesta (20th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Updated with a New Preface): Young Women, Feminism, and the Future Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780374538903
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Picador - March 10th, 2020

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