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The Political is Personal: A Conversation with Anne-christine d’Adesky and Masha Gessen

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The Political is Personal: A Conversation with Anne-christine d’Adesky and Masha Gessen
Start:
June 22, 2017 7:00 PM
End:
June 22, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
April 21, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Anne-christine D'Adesky and Masha Gessen 500

 

Join activist and journalist Anne-christine d’Adesky, author of the new memoir The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) and Masha Gessen, a Russian and American journalist, author, and activist, for a conversation about the success of HIV & LGBTQ activism of the 1990s, and the lessons they have taught us about today’s world.
 
For more information about The Pox Lover, please click here.
 
To reserve a copy of The Pox Lover, please write to the Bureau at contact@bgsqd.com.
 
Copies of Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012) and Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot (2014) will also be available for purchase.

 
 

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Anne-christine d’Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP and cofounder of the Lesbian Avengers. Her books include Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti, Under the Bone.

 
 

Photograph by Lee Towndrow

Photograph by Lee Towndrow

Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of ten books of nonfiction, most recently The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, to be published in October 2017. She is also the author of the national bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). She is a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, among other publications. She has received numerous awards, including a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Carnegie Millennial Fellowship (2015-2016), a Nieman Fellowship (2003-2004), and the 2017 Overseas Press Club Award for Best Commentary. She serves as vice-president of PEN America.

Gessen was born in Moscow and immigrated to the U.S. with her family in 1981, at the age of 14. She returned to Moscow as a correspondent ten years later and stayed, becoming a Russian-language journalist in addition to her work for American magazines. She re-immigrated to the United States in 2013, after her family was targeted by Putin’s antigay campaign. She lives in New York City.

 

 
 
 

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