Omar G. Encarnación with ChrisTiana ObeySumner
A professor of Political Studies at Bard College, and the author of Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution and Democracy Without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting, Omar G. Encarnación brings larger perspectives to bear in his newest book, The Case for Gay Reparations (Oxford University Press). From an international perspective, he notes that many countries, particularly in Europe, have sought to address historical injustices done to gay and queer people over time, through a variety of reparative gestures, acknowledgements, and actions. The United States has not, uniquely among Western democracies, done so. This book looks at history within the U.S., and examples from such countries as Britain, Spain, and Germany.
Virtually appearing in conversation with Professor Encarnación this evening will be ChrisTiana ObeySumner, a community organizer, activist, and CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC, a social equity consulting firm that particularly specializes in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and disability justice.
Presented by Town Hall Civics in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.