Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Event Time

Event Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description

On June 26, 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, it marked the end point of a 25-year civil rights battle that began in Hawaii in 1990 and played out across the country—from churches to hedge funds to courtrooms.

Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg chronicles this journey in his new book, The Engagement, which U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls “an engrossing account of social change, political will and human rights.” Issenberg will talk with Citizen Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy about the path to success for gay marriage, what it says about our American project, and the lessons to be learned for our ongoing civil rights movements.

This event will happen both in-person and virtually. Please RSVP “virtual” if you plan to stream the conversation. Virtual attendees will receive an email prior to the event with a streaming link.

In-person attendees interested in booking a dinner reservation at the Fitler Club before or after the event can email to arrange reservations as available.

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room is the bookstore sponsor for this event. You can buy Issenberg’s book from us here to be picked up or delivered before the event. We will be selling books at the event at the Fitler Club that evening.