Feminist Bookstore Movement Launch With Kristen Hogan & Friends

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Another Story Bookshop presents the Toronto launch for

The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability
with Kristen Hogan & Friends
Duke University Press

Thursday, June 9th @ 7pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue
Free - all welcome

Featuring a discussion with former Toronto Women's Bookstore staff, including Anjula Gogia, May Lui and Janet Romero-Leiva

Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but not our bathroom

From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story—mostly lesbians and including women of color—measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.

Kristen Hogan, who worked at BookWoman in Austin and at the Toronto Women's Bookstore, is Education Program Coordinator for the University of Texas Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas, Austin.
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