Shoulder to Shoulder - Book Talk + Q&A

Shoulder to Shoulder - Book Talk + Q&A

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As part of Queer History Club we are thrilled to welcome Jake Hall to talk about their book, Shoulder to Shoulder with historian Kit Heyam.

Shoulder to Shoulder explores a queer history of solidarity, coalition and chaos. The book transports us through time and into the world of these trailblazers, bringing their tales to life and exploring both the inexplicable joys and brutal realities of their fights for justice. Spanning movements from the Black Panthers coalition with the Gay Liberation Front in the US to the Pride support for miners strikes in the UK, Shoulder to Shoulder shows how marginalised activists have always been intertwined in their pursuit of joint liberation.

Jake Hall is a freelance journalist, public speaker and author of The Art of Drag and Shoulder to Shoulder. They write extensively on queer culture, drag history, sex work and harm reduction, all through the lens of leftist politics.

Kit Heyam is a Leeds-based heritage practitioner, trans awareness trainer, academic and author of Before We Were Trans.

Jake and Kit will be in conversation plus Jake will also sign copies of their book, Shoulder to Shoulder which will be available to purchase at the event.

Date: Monday 1st July 2024
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: The Bookish Type, 77a Great George Street, LS1 3BR

Tickets are on a sliding scale (£5 / £3)

All ticket money is being donated in solidarity to Medical Aid for Palestinians

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Access Info

The shop has an 8cm step but we have a ramp we can put in place if required.
There is a downstairs bathroom with toilet and hand basin.
There is a range of seating including chairs that are armless with padded seats and backs, armless sofa, bench with cushions.
Face masks are encouraged but not required; an H13 HEPA  air purifier will be in use. 
On street parking available (charges may apply).
Please email in advance if you have any specific access needs: