Please join us to celebrate Sarah Schulman, winner of the 2021 Ann Snitow Prize for an extraordinary feminist intellectual and activist. After a short ceremony, Schulman will be joined by Susan Stryker for a conversation, "Love/Hurts: Conflict, Compassion and Feminist Community-Building."
Sarah Schulman is a writer, scholar, and activist whose prolific body of work across mediums—fiction, nonfiction, theater, and film—attests to a lifetime of creativity and dedication to queer, left, and feminist causes. She is the author of nineteen books, most recently Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987–1993 (2021), which has been praised as “remarkable,” “amazing,” and “definitive”; in the words of one reviewer, "a resounding rebuttal to exclusionary versions of AIDS history.” Sarah’s nominator, Susan Stryker, the groundbreaking historian and leader in trans theory and activism, calls the book “the capstone of Schulman’s decades of activism on AIDS-related issues.”
Susan Stryker is Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College, 2020-2022. She is a leading transfeminist activist and theorist, a founding co-editor of the journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, and co-director of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.