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Between the Lines: A Bold World by Jodie Patterson


Between the Lines: A Bold World by Jodie Patterson

Join us for an evening with entrepreneur and activist Jodie Patterson to discuss her new memoir The Bold World with Tiq Milan, a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality.  Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of her family’s history and transformation. Inspired by her transgender son Penelope, we learn about Patterson’s children who act as a vehicle for growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, LGBTQI advocate.

Tiq Milan (Moderator) speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race and the gender binary. He is currently the Co-Founder of Milan Media Arts Productions along with his wife Kim Katrin Milan. MAPS is content creation and consulting firm that is dedicated to creating narratives of queer people and their allies.

Discuss A Bold World with the Schomburg Reading Circle at Countee Cullen Library on March 23 at 12PM. Register here. 

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATEDEvents are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 

GUESTSPlease note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDINGPrograms are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at YXlvZmVtaWtpcmJ5IHwgbnlwbCAhIG9yZw==.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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