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New Orleans - Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

  • Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)

Book panel and signing:

AND (SOCIAL) JUSTICE FOR ALL — Hotel Monteleone, Lobby Level, Royal Salon D

These noted panelists discuss the quest for social justice in historical and contemporary times. Robert W. Fieseler, author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, describes a turning point in the way we look at gay lives, respond to hate crimes, and work toward a better future. Anne-christine d’Adesky chronicles her life of activism in The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris, as well as in Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS. Lawyer Elizabeth F. Schwartz reports from the front lines of the legal struggle for same-sex marriage in book such as Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise. Richard Schneider Jr., editor of the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, talks about 25 years of writing about these issues. Moderated by Frank Perez, author and President of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana. Sponsored by The Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center at the University of New Orleans.