Reckoning: Falling, Femicide, and Dreaming the New World: A Conversation with Award-Winning Playwright and Activist V (formerly Eve Ensler)Sunday, May 7 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Freight & Salvage
Perhaps you’re most familiar with V as the Tony Award-winning playwright (often under her former name Eve Ensler) of groundbreaking works such as The Vagina Monologues. Or maybe you’ve been inspired by V’s global activist movement, launched with the very first “V Day” on February 14, 1998, that creates safe, powerful spaces for survivors and others to talk openly about violence against women and girls. These intersections of art and activism are the places V explores most movingly in her new memoir, Reckoning. Like V herself, the memoir is fearless, including her raw, profoundly introspective reflections on the darkest moments of her life and how she employed art to survive abuse and self-loathing. But V’s memoir, like her activism, is also global in scope, recounting her work with Bosnian refugees and Congolese survivors of sexual violence as well as her outrage at the worldwide hidden epidemic of domestic violence that stemmed from COVID lockdowns. V will be interviewed by Deirdre English of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Come for a conversation as wide-ranging and multifaceted as the book itself, which incorporates photographs, poetry, letters, and journals, as well as speeches and opinion pieces. Jane Fonda has written that ” No reader will be left unshaken and uninspired” by Reckoning—the same might be said of this singularly powerful event.
Book signing information: Green Apple Books, at the venue