Join us to discuss our summer reading selection, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Kwok’s debut novel tells the story of Kimberly Chang, who emigrates from Hong Kong to Brooklyn with her mother. The pair barely make ends meet, and Kimberly navigates being an exceptional student during the day—earning accolades and opportunities for her academic achievement—and being a Chinatown sweatshop worker at night—earning pennies for each piece of clothing she prepares.
Join us to discuss our Spring reading selection, Trash by Dorothy Allison. The collection of short stories was published in 1988 and reprinted in 2002 with a new introduction, “Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories,” and a never-before-published story, “Compassion.” Trash won two Lambda Literary Awards as well as the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing (www.dorothyallison.net). Trash is a precursor to Allison’s novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, which was a National Book Award finalist.
Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality Symposium: "Critiquing Culture, Working for Change" is presented by Wright State University Women’s Center, Women's Studies Program, and African & African American Studies Program, in coalition with the Miami University Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program and Women’s Center.
Join us in the Women’s Center to discuss our Winter reading selection, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. In her latest novel, Kingsolver “takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover.