Thursday, November 2

6:30 PM | Katha Pollitt  
7:30 PM | Lou Cove 

6:30 PM | Katha Pollitt

Katha PollittAbortion: Truth and Post-Truth

Presented in collaboration with the Gray/Wawro Lectures in Gender, Health, and Well-being from the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University

Rice Media Center, Rice University | 2030 University Blvd.

Claims about abortion have been aggressively promoted by anti-abortion activists and politicians and are now enshrined in many laws and policies. Behind them lies a web of stereotypes, questionable science and outright pseudo-science that has been debunked many times.

Poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation, Katha Pollitt re-frames the concept of abortion as a common part of a woman’s reproductive life and argues why it should be accepted as a moral right, declaring that it’s time to reclaim the lives and rights of women and mothers.


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7:30 PM | Lou Cove

Lou CoveMan of the Year

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Man of the Year is an unbelievable true story of author Lou Cove’s thirteenth year – a time when shortly after his family’s move to Salem, Massachusetts, his father’s charismatic, handsome friend Howie Gordon, and his gorgeous wife arrive.

The hippie couple shacks up with the family, inadvertently holding everyone together. On Thanksgiving Day, Howie shockingly displays Playgirl Magazine’s center-fold photo…of himself: Mr. November. Howie then appoints Lou to be his campaign manager to become the magazine’s Man of the Year. 

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