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Book Discussion and Signing: Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams
October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to present Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams with their new book, History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know. If you plan to attend the event, you can secure your position in the signing line by purchasing a copy of the book.
Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.
Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew.
Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Best known as the creator and host of Feminist Frequency’s highly influential series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Anita lectures at universities, conferences and game development studios around the world. Anita dreams of owning a life-size replica of Buffy’s scythe. She is the coauthor of History vs Women.
Ebony Adams, Ph.D. is an author, activist, and former college educator whose work foregrounds the lives and work of black women in the diaspora. She lives in Los Angeles with a steadily-increasing collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. She writes widely on film criticism, social justice, and pop culture, and is the coauthor of History vs Women.
This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. While seating is open (chairs are usually set up an hour ahead of time), you can reserve you place in the signing line by preordering your copy of History vs. Women with a priority signing line voucher from Bookshop Santa Cruz below.