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|Queer Liberation with Sherry Wolf and Cleve Jones, with poetry from Jared Paul|
|Date||Saturday April 20|
|Time||6:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmont Ave, Oakland|
A discussion with Sherry Wolf about her book, Sexuality and Socialism, the struggle for marriage equality today and the possibilities of building a movement for full LGBT liberation.
Cleve Jones, Harvey Milk's close friend and collaborator and leading lgbt activist, will attend to give an update on the state of the Supreme Court deliberations on Proposition 8.
Join Jared Paul for live poetry following the discussion.
Sherry Wolf's book Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Inside are essays on the roots of LGBT oppression, the construction of sexual and gender identities, the history of the gay movement, and how to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Wolf analyzes different theories about oppression—including those of Marxism, postmodernism, identity politics, and queer theory—and challenges myths about genes, gender, and sexuality.
Jared Paul: Having toured internationally in over 200 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing alongside legendary poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Bill Clinton, Sage Francis, Our Lady Peace, Paul Hawken, Jello Biafra, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, Atmosphere, The Misfits and many others, Jared is widely recognized as one of the premiere performance poets in the world.