Janet Mock: Redefining Realness

April 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom

Please help us welcome home Janet Mock, UH Mānoa alum and Farrington High School graduate at her moderated talk and book signing on April 16, 2015.

Janet Mock is a writer, cultural commentator, advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Feminist cultural critic bell hooks called Janet’s memoir, “A lifemap for transformation,” while Melissa Harris-Perry said "Janet does what only great writers of autobiography accomplish—she tells a story of the self, which turns out to be a reflection of all humanity.”

A board member at the Arcus Foundation, Janet has been called one of the smartest women on Twitter by Fast Company and her work has been recognized by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Anti-Violence Project, and Planned Parenthood. Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Janet lives and writes in New York City, and has been fan-girling over Beyonce for 16 years.


6:00-6:45pm -- Catered Reception

7:00-8:00pm -- Talk

8:00-9:00pm -- Book Signing and Photo opportunity for individuals with books

Books will be available for purchase at the event from the UH Manoa Bookstore.

PRESENTED BY: LGBT Student Services; The College of Social Sciences, Office of Engaged Student Learning, College’s Student Ambassador Program; and the UH System-wide Commission on the Status of LGBTI Equality.

CO-SPONSORED BY: Campus Center Board Activities Council; SEED IDEAS; the UH Mānoa Departments of Ethnic Studies, Journalism, Political Science, and Women’s Studies; UH Mānoa Bookstore; and the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation.

Ticket Information
Free and Open to the public

Event Sponsor
LGBT Student Services; College of Social Sciences; CCB Activities Council, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-9250

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