Join Moral Voices for a very special keynote event, featuring TV host, New York Times bestselling author and nationally known advocate for trans women's rights Janet Mock. Janet will share her raw and honest experiences growing up young, multiracial, poor and trans in America. Her book, "Redefining Realness," published last year, is "a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real." Her talk will be followed by a book signing.
A limited number of books are available free of charge for those students who have financial hardship. Please indicate your interest in a complimentary book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require any special assistance, such as an ASL interpreter, please let us know.
Register here: https://mvjanetmock.eventbrite.com Tickets are free and open to the public.
This event is brought to you by Moral Voices and co-sponsored by Brown Center for Students of Color, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Swearer Center for Public Service, Office of the Chaplains, RISD's Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, and Brown RISD Hillel.
About Janet Mock
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.
About Moral Voices
Moral Voices is a student led initiative, run through Brown RISD Hillel, which focuses its efforts on a different issue of universal moral importance each year. In 2015-16, we are highlighting violence against LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We have focused primarily on violence on the national level, partnering with relevant groups and individuals in order to implement changes that will extend far beyond this year.