Meet and greet with Sasha Issenberg, author of “The Engagement"

April 4, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Location shared after registration:

Live meet and greet reading with Sasha Issenberg, best-selling author of “The Engagement: Americaʻs Quarter-Century Struggle of Same Sex Marriage”

The Engagement tells the riveting story of the battles over gay marriage in the United States and highlights how UH Mānoa and Hawaiʻi played hey roles in the most important civil-rights breakthrough of the new millennium.

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Sasha Issenberg has written what is arguably the best and most complete story of the fight for marriage equality (which began right here in Hawai’i in 1990 when local activists set in motion a civil rights struggle that would change the world). UH Mānoa was front and center with Womenʻs Center Director Ninia Baehr as the named plaintiff in the groundbreaking legal case (Behr v. Lewin) that started the movement for marriage equality in America.

Pete Buttigieg says the book “…will inform the efforts of anyone who strives for a more equal country, and touch the heart of anyone who has seen their rights come up for debate.”

"Part Grisham-esque legal thriller, part Sorkin-esque political drama, and part Maddow-esque historical yarn." —O: The Oprah Magazine, "Best LGBTQ Books of 2021"

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Event Sponsor
LGBTQ+ Center, Mānoa Campus

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Camaron Miyamoto, (808) 956-9250,, Enter Title Here (PDF)

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