Higgins School welcomes author, transgender rights activist Janet Mock

October 26, 2015
Janet Mock

Janet Mock

New York Times bestselling author and advocate for trans women's rights Janet Mock will engage in a conversation about her memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (Atria Books, 2014), at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, in room 320 of the Jefferson Academic Center.

Feminist critic bell hooks has described Mock's work as "a life map for transformation." Her account of growing up multiracial, poor, and transgender in America offers vital insight into the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population yet tells a coming-of-age story that taps into the universal human experience of making room for oneself in the world.

A book signing will follow the conversation. Copies of Redefining Realness can be purchased for $12 at the Clark University bookstore and at the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of the Provost, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. It is part of the African American Intellectual Culture Series offered by the Higgins School.

For more information, visit www.clarku.edu/higgins.