Community Book Discussions: Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation by Karla Jay


The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Lehigh University's Humanities Center, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Pride Center, and Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative, presents a community book discussion on Karla Jay's memoir of Liberation, Tales of the Lavender Menace. 

Join us on December at 12th at 6:30pm for a facilitated discussion with Professor Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, about the book. Thanks to generous support from Lehigh University's Digital Humanities Program, there are 20 free copies of Jay's book available to the community for people who sign up early. Email [email protected] to sign up. 

Karla Jay's memoir of an age whose tumultuous social and political movements fundamentally reshaped American culture takes readers from her early days in the 1968 Columbia University student riots to her post-college involvement in New York radical women's groups and the New York Gay Liberation Front. In Southern California in the early 70s, she continued in the battle for gay civil rights and helped to organize the takeover of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and "ogle-in" - where women staked out Wall Street and whistled at the men.

This is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served.

December 12, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?