WBEZ | Urvashi Vaid http://www.wbez.org/tags/urvashi-vaid Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Irresistible Revolution: A Discussion of the Contemporary LGBT Movement with Urvashi Vaid http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/irresistible-revolution-discussion-contemporary-lgbt-movement-urvashi-vaid <p><p>The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts is pleased to co-present this program with the Center on Halsted, Community Media Workshop, and Windy City Times newspaper. <strong>Urvashi Vaid</strong>, one of the most influential and insightful social justice leaders will discuss her new book, <em>Irresistible Revolution Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics</em>.</p><div>From one of the nation&#39;s best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality. <em>Irresistible Revolution</em> is an optimistic book intended for a broad audience, while challenging LGBT rights advocates in the U.S. to aspire beyond the narrow framework of equality. It outlines a more substantive politics with race, class, and gender at its foundation, and suggests that such a politics will produce greater and more meaningful change for a larger number of people.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Urvashi Vaid is a community organizer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movement for thirty years. Currently the Director of the Engaging Traditions Project at Columbia Law School&#39;s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Vaid is a former staff attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project, and a former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She lives in New York City with her partner of 25 years, the humorist Kate Clinton.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ISWG-webstory_1.jpg" title="" /></div></div><p>Recorded live Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Center on Halsted.</p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/irresistible-revolution-discussion-contemporary-lgbt-movement-urvashi-vaid