LIVE Book Discussion: Failure to Appear, Resistance, Identity and Loss, A Memoir with author Emily Quint Freeman
One May night in 1969, Emily Quint Freeman and seventeen other pacifists removed and burned around 40,000 records of draft-eligible men from the draft board office on the South Side of Chicago. The burning was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience against the Vietnam War and racism. She will talk about that night not as a historical footnote, but its relevancy to our crises today, the black lives matter movement and the global pandemic. Emily will discuss her sense of responsibility and how it relates fundamentally to her Jewish heritage and being a gay woman.