SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Toby, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Special venue instructions:
Use the IMA main parking lot; enter through the main entrance.

Presenter(s):
Tatjana RebelleLee RowlandTamara Winfrey Harris

Cost: Free

Event Description:
Now more than ever, democracy demands we understand our rights and responsibilities regarding free speech. Discussion featuring Lee Rowland, Tamara Winfrey Harris, and Tatjana Rebelle.

As the defender of the First Amendment, the ACLU’s free speech position often leads it to defend the rights of all sorts of people expressing all sorts of opinions. When does expression, including music, poetry, and visual art, warrant defense even if it is offensive to some? When does language become a tool of oppression, the defense of which is indefensible to many? This discussion features Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney with the national ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; Tamara Winfrey Harris, an Indianapolis author who writes about the intersection of pop culture with race and gender; and Tatjana Rebelle, activist and founder of the longest running spoken word show in Indy. The panel will tackle all the fun stuff—sex, religion, and art—and explore how “free speech” is essential to keeping power in check, but isn’t easy and certainly isn’t free of costs, to speaker or listener.

Walk-ins welcome, but RSVPs requested by noon on Nov. 8 due to limited seating.

Presented by the ACLU of Indiana, Jewish Community Relations Council, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, and Butler University Political Science Department.

PAST EVENTS

2017

Friday, June 9
Don’t Sleep Storyteller Series
Muleah Solange Books,
Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, June 8
Souls of Black Folks III: The Sisters are Alright
Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 11
Turn The Page Book Club Anniversary Event
Richmond, VA

2016

Saturday, January 16
Noon
“Launching New Dimensions of Service & Celebrating 108 Years of Sisterhood,” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Metropolitan Detroit and Ann Arbor chapters Joint Founders’ Day Luncheon
Detroit Marriott Hotel Renaissance Ballroom
Detroit, MI

Wednesday, March 2
7 PM
Purdue University
Stewart Center, Room 302
West Lafayette, IN

Saturday, April 2
7 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Delaware, MI

Thursday, April 7
6:30 PM
38th African American Heritage Festival
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Saturday, April 23
Noon
National Leadership & Diversity Conference
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Wednesday, September 28
Noon and 6 PM
Princeton University
Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
Princeton, NJ

Tuesday, October 11
5 PM
University of Wisconsin
Women’s Center
Oshkosh, WI

2015

Saturday, July 11
CreativExchange
9 AM – 4 PM
Studio B
613 N. East St., Indianapolis

Monday, July 13
To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon
6 – 6 PM (reading goes on all day)
Barnes & Noble
Stony Creek Marketplace
17090 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville, IN

Saturday, July 18
Indiana Black Expo
2 PM – 4 PM
Author and Artists Cafe
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

Saturday, July 25
Book Reading and Signing
noon to 2 PM
Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

Tuesday, July 28
Writers LIVE series: Reading and Signing (Hear Audio)
6:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Edgar Allen Poe Room
400 Cathedral St.; Baltimore

Wednesday, July 29
Author Talk
6:30 PM
Busboys & Poets
14th & V, 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Sunday, August 9
#theexchange
11 AM to 3 PM
Exittheapple Art Space
2334 Guilford Ave; Baltimore

Monday, August 10
Reading and Discussion
6 PM
Art Sanctuary
628 S. 16th St.; Philadelphia

Tuesday, August 11
Reading and Discussion
7 PM
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane; Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 12
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street; New York

Wednesday, August 19
Book Reading and Signing
7:30 PM
Women and Children First
5233 N Clark St; Chicago (North)

Saturday, August 22
Ousamare Book Club (Private Event – Skype)
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE; Atlanta

Friday, August 28
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Hammonds House
503 Peeples St SW; Atlanta

Tuesday, September 8
Book Lovers Book Club (Private Event – Gary, Ind.)

Thursday, September 17
Book Reading and Signing
5 PM
Castleton Village Shopping Center
6697 E 82nd St.; Indianapolis

Saturday, September 19
Illiana Bas Bleu Book Club (Private Event – Gary, Ind.)

Sunday, September 20
The Sisters Are Alright Book Club (Private Event – Detroit)

Saturday, October 10
Book Reading and Signing
2 PM
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.; Chicago (South)

Friday, December 4
Presentation: “Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad Mamas”
6:30 PM
Ohio University, Schoonover Center 145

For literary, television, radio, or other representation, contact Tamara Winfrey-Harris directly.
Tamara is available to speak about race and gender and their intersection with pop culture, politics and current events. Customize a lecture or workshop, or bring in one of her existing presentations.