June 5, 2008

THAT’S REVOLTING!
RADICAL QUEER ACTIVISM – PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
MATTilda

Main Library
6pm
Free

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Mattilda: Photo by Jeffrey Walls

Join Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore to celebrate the arrival of the expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, with a scintillating discussion featuring the vivacious and visionary Carol Queen, Bo Brown, Ralowe T. Ampu, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Eric Stanley and Gina de Vries. 

Has the nightmare of gay marriage sandblasted the dreams of ‘70s gay liberation revolutionaries? Has the feverish potential of queer sexual splendor been annihilated by the consumerist frenzy of assimilationist gay culture? Is there hope for radical queer troublemaking in the hyper-gentrified monoculture of current-day San Francisco? Bring your questions, ideas, plots and dreams.  And remember, this will be the first opportunity to purchase the new edition of That’s Revolting! with five new essays covering everything from blowing up buildings in the 1970s to stripping naked to fight global AIDS.