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She Persisted: The Life of Trailblazer Fay Stender

Join us for another installment of the YCSF Speaker Series. Lise Pearlman will discuss her new book about lawyer and social justice activist Fay Stender.

Critically-acclaimed author Lise Pearlman (Davenport ’71) will share highlights of her new book Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender [Regent Press 2018] which won this year’s American Bookfest International Book Award for biographies and was named a finalist in two other categories: U.S. History and Multicultural Nonfiction.

Fellow Yale alum Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project calls the book “a compelling read” about “a brilliant, charismatic woman lawyer” in a tumultuous time in American history. Though most famous for her representation of Black militants Huey Newton and George Jackson and for promoting prisoners’ rights, Stender was active in social justice movements from the McCarthy Era, through the Free Speech Movement, opposition to the Vietnam War and the 1970s feminist movement. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39679188-call-me-phaedra#other_reviews

Date and Time: September 26, 2018

Location: Jones Day San Francisco Office 555 California Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Tickets: $25

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