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Wednesday, March 4

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

ALOUD @ The Central Library

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071


(3/4) Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Eric Foner in conversation with Randall Kennedy

Wednesday, March 4, 7:15 PM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and consultant on the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave discusses his latest book, which unearths extraordinary findings from Columbia University’s archives to shed new light on the Underground Railroad. Join Foner in conversation with Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy for an illuminating look at the fraught history of American slavery and the courageous acts of individuals who defied the law in the fight for freedom decades before the Civil War.

Reservations recommended. Please see website for reservation policy.

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HAMMER SCREENINGS: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility with her bestselling books, lectures, and performances. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to redefine its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets ambiguity with hostility. Kate Bornstein joins director Sam Feder to discuss this meditative and playful documentary portrait. (2014, Dir. S. Feder, 72 min.) BRIAN WEIL, 197995: BEING IN THE WORLD The Hammer, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and its presentation of Brian Weil,

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