One World Ideas x Action: Art as Resistance

Riva Lehrer and Molly Crabapple on using art to redefine our place in the world

October 15, 2020 in Virtual Event

How do we truly see each other and the world around us?

On Thursday, October 15 at 8:00pm ET, join Riva Lehrer, author of Golem Girl and Molly Crabapple, author of Brothers of the Gun, in conversation with One World publisher Chris Jackson as they discuss art as resistance, art as a source of profound power, and art as a path to self-transformation. Both artists are also exceptional writers who have used visual and literary art as a way to see the world around them, to honor lives and bodies that are often hidden away or consigned to the margins, to reexamine ideas of power and beauty, and to narrate their own fascinating journeys.

We are thrilled to partner with Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC), a volunteer-run nonprofit, for this event. CCAC believes that everyone deserves access to Chicago’s rich arts and culture. Their mission is to empower Chicago’s cultural spaces to become more accessible to visitors with disabilities. Learn more: 

Riva Lehrer, author of Golem Girl, is an artist, writer, and curator whose work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body. She is best known for representations of people with impairments, and those whose sexuality or gender identity have long been stigmatized. A longtime faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Riva Lehrer is currently an instructor in medical humanities at Northwestern University.

Molly Crabapple is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun (with Marwan Hisham), which was long-listed for a National Book Award in 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and elsewhere. She is currently a 2020 New America Fellow and a 2020 Bard Fellow at the Brooklyn Public Library.

One World’s mission has always been to find books for readers who want to rethink the past, understand the present, and imagine new futures. Ideas x Action is our virtual conversation series, taking One World’s mission into a new digital space.

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Date & Time

October 15, 2020
8:00PM ET to 9:00PM ET


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