Wednesday, May 16th 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us Wednesday, May 16th at 5:30 PM Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room for a reading from Scott W. Stern’s new book, “The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison “Promiscuous” Women.”
The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history, told through the lens of one young woman’s story.
Scott Stern tells the story of this almost forgotten program through the life of Nina McCall. Her story provides crucial insight into the lives of countless other women incarcerated under the American Plan. Stern demonstrates the pain and shame felt by these women and details the multitude of mortifications they endured, both during and after their internment.
This event is FREE and OPEN to the Public.
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room
345 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107