The Book of Pride, LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk
LocationVirtual Engagement Opportunity
Date & Time6:00pm CST December 1
ContactSerena Bettis P’23
6:00pm CST December 1
Virtual Engagement Opportunity
The Alumni Association has established a Social Justice Series within its Book Club program called “Let’s Talk About It.” The series is meant to engage community members in conversations regarding a particular social theme. A selection of books was voted on and three of them were chosen for this series called The LGBTQIA Community. We gather a group of panelists who have read the book to drive the conversation. As a participant, you do not necessarily have to have read the book to engage in the discussion as the conversation tends to grow beyond the book. Participants are encouraged to submit comments and questions.
The panelists are:
- Van L. Davis, Ph.D. ’ 91, Chief Strategy Officer, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
- Jim (Zalles) Croxford ’83 (He/Him), Project Manager, Lloyd’s Register
- Kevin Moore ’99, Plano Independent School District
ABOUT THE BOOK:
THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution. By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, THE BOOK OF PRIDE not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change. Furthermore, it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBTQ movement can never be erased, inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, community, and, most importantly, pride.