From Captivity to Power: A Remarkable Story of Women Rising Up

Sunday, May 5 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • History
  • Race/Identity
  • Women/Gender

Julia Flynn Siler interviewed by Lauren Schiller

In her third book, journalist Julia Flynn Siler shows that women have always fought for each other, even a century before #MeToo. In “The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown” Siler profiles the women who surmounted racial and class barriers to free sex-trafficked Chinese immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century. Grounded in historical research, the book is an exhilarating tale of raids, bomb threats, and the 1906 San Francisco fire. Siler will be interviewed by Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, the weekly radio program and podcast from KALW and PRX about women rising up.

Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

Co-presented with Inflection Point