Chatham Community Library to Host Author Event with Andrew Reynolds
Chatham Community Library will host a local author event featuring Andrew Reynolds, author of The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World, on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Mr. Reynolds is a professor, writer, and activist, originally from London, England. He has been a professor of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2001. He founded and directs the UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative, the leading global think tank focused on LGBTQ politics. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, New Statesman, and widely online. His twelve non-fiction books range from African politics to the Arab Spring, elections to the future of democracy. For twenty-five years he has been an advisor on democratic design in the world’s most dangerous places, including South Africa, Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya, Burma, Ukraine, and many others.
Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an individual can change the views and voting behaviors of those around them. The book also includes rare vignettes of LGBTQ leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who continue to fight for equality in spite of threats, violence, and homophobia.
A touchstone narrative of the tumultuous journey towards LGBTQ rights, The Children of Harvey Milk is a must-read for anyone with an interest in social change.
The event will include the author speaking about his book, after which he will answer questions from the public. Bring your own copy of the book if you would like to have it signed at the end of the event!
This event is free and open to the public.