Tuesday, August 3, 7pm, at Fitler Club Ballroom*
On June 26, 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, it marked the end point of a 25-year civil rights battle that began in Hawaii in 1990 and played out across the country—from churches to hedge funds to courtrooms.
Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg chronicles this journey in his new book, The Engagement, which U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls “an engrossing account of social change, political will and human rights.” Issenberg will talk with Citizen Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy about the path to success for gay marriage, what it says about our American project, and the lessons to be learned for our ongoing civil rights movements.
*This event will also be virtually streamed.
SEPTEMBER 30: ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Thursday, September 30, 6pm, at Fitler Club Ballroom
How can art change the world? The Citizen joins Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Jane Golden to explore that question in the kick-off event for 2021’s Mural Arts Month, a followup to last year’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival conversation with Black Thought, Shephard Fairey and Hank Willis Thomas. Artist panelists TBD. The event will include the opportunity to paint a panel for an upcoming Citizen/Mural Arts Philadelphia mural.
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JO PIAZZA AND CHRISTINE PRIDE | BOOK CLUB
The authors discuss their new book, We Are Not Like Them, an evocative novel about two lifelong friends—one Black and one white—whose friendship is shaken by an all too familiar tragic event that becomes an exploration of race in America today. Moderated by The Citizen’s Roxanne Patel Shepelavy.