Northwestern professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes will discuss her new book, Remaking A Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality. The work is based on more than a decade of interviews with over 100 women living with HIV/AIDS as well as activists, advocates, policy makers, and service providers involved in HIV work. What she found was remarkable: women’s movement from dying from to living with to thriving despite HIV and other injuries of inequality, done with the support of the HIV/AIDS community.

Northwestern professor Micaela di Leonardo will discuss her new book, Black Radio/Black Resistance, which narrates the history of the wildly popular but oddly underappreciated Tom Joyner Morning Show, a drive-time syndicated show with progressive politics, wicked humor, and deeply satisfying adult soul music. Black Radio analyzes TJMS’s rise, shifting personnel and conventions, and its activist involvements over a quarter-century, illuminating working/middle-class African American lives and apprehensions, media history, and American politics.

Steven Thrasher, Medill School Daniel H. Renberg Chair of Social Justice, will moderate.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Scott Hall, Guild Lounge
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60201

Hosted by Northwestern University Department of African American Studies