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Reading at Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, NY

  • Inquiring Minds 6 Church Street New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States (map)

Please join us for a reading and Q&A for the anthology Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement. 

Contributors Peri Rainbow, Ida Hammer and editor & contributor Jennifer Patterson will be reading.

About the Anthology:
Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional “violence against women” framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. 

This collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer & trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing. The contributors to this book are a feral and wildly compassionate collection of writers, bartenders, professors, therapists, sex workers, healers, sex positive educators, organizers, musicians, bloggers, non-profit workers, filmmakers and rabble rousers. Where systems, institutions, families, communities and partners have failed them, this collection lifts them up, honors a multitude of lived experiences and shares the radical work that is being done outside mainstream anti-violence and the non-profit industrial complex.

The bookstore let us know that they are wheelchair accessible. And please refrain from wearing scented products and perfumes (including essential oils) to make the space more accessible to people who need low scent/ no scent spaces. (And if you do laundry before the event please use scent free detergent.) Please let us know if you have other access needs. Thank you!