Fri, Oct 06|
All She Wrote x The Feminist Killjoy Handbook: The Radical Potential of Getting in the Way
Join us for an amazing conversation with author Sara Ahmed!
Time & Location
Oct 06, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Connexion, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
About the Event
Join All She Wrote Books for an IN-PERSON event with Sara Ahmed, author of The Feminist Killjoy Handbook: The Radical Potential of Getting in the Way on Friday, October 6th at 7:30pm at Connexion*
Sara will be in conversation with owner and founder of All She Wrote Books, Christina Pascucci-Ciampa. The event will include a moderated discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.
This event has pay-what-you-like tickets, or you can purchase a ticket that includes a copy of Sara’s book ahead of time.
*Connexion is an open and affirming church. They are proud sponsors of our free diverse library in the East Somerville neighborhood, and have a great relationship with All She Wrote Books. For more info, please visit https://www.connexionumc.org.
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About The Feminist Killjoy Handbook: The Radical Potential of Getting in the Way
A renowned feminist thinker argues we need to get in the way of happiness, our own and other people’s, to build a more just world
Do you refuse to laugh at offensive jokes? Have you ever been accused of ruining dinner by pointing out your companion’s sexist comment? Are you often told to stop being so “woke”? If so, you might be a feminist killjoy—and this handbook is for you. In this book, feminist theorist Sara Ahmed shows how killing joy can be a radical world-making project.
Presenting sharp analysis of literature, film, and influential feminist works, and drawing on her own experiences as a queer feminist scholar-activist of color, Ahmed reveals the invaluable lessons of the feminist killjoy, from the importance of asking questions to the power of the eye roll. The Feminist Killjoy Handbook offers an outstretched hand to feminist killjoys everywhere and an essential intellectual guide to the transformative power of getting in the way.
Pre-order the book HERE!
About Sara Ahmed:
Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer and independent scholar. She works at the intersection of feminist, queer and race studies. Her research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape; and how power is secured and challenged in everyday life worlds as well as institutional cultures.
Income-based sliding scale ticketing ($0-$20): If you are someone who identifies as having little to no income, please feel free to RSVP to our event for free. If you are someone who identifies as having disposable or generational income, please pay as close to full price for our event as you can.$0
General Admission + Book
Inc. $1.88 Sales Tax **PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person. Includes 1 copy of the featured book, to be picked up when you check in for the event. Masks are REQUIRED for all guests at all times while at the event, regardless of vaccination status.