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Pride Month Banned Book Lecture: George M. Johnson

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Friday, June 9, the museum is hosting a reception and guest lecturer as part of its Lyceum Series program. This event features keynote speaker George M. Johnson, an Award-Winning Black Non-Binary writer, author, and activist. His body of work on diversity and queer identity inspires millions of readers worldwide to “be themselves unapologetically.”

The award-winning author and activist is one of Out’s 100 Most Influential LGBTQ People. He uses his inspiring life story to teach individuals, corporations, and policymakers about LGBTQIA+ activism and social justice in healthcare. His NYT Bestselling memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue, a powerful recounting of George’s adolescence growing up as a young Black Queer boy in New Jersey, was optioned for television by Gabrielle Union and Sony TV and called “an exuberant, unapologetic memoir infused with a deep but clear-eyed love for its subjects” by The New York Times.

Reception and book signing to follow in the Jacobs Family Gallery. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $12.50 for members.


June 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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