Gabrielle Union: We’re Going to Need More Wine

Gabrielle Union | We're Going to Need More Wine One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: “It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.”

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

Appearances

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, SCADshow This is a ticketed event. 

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM, 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors 2013

2013 marks the 9th year BOOKMARKS will present a free-to-the-public Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem, NC. Readers of all ages are inspired by and learn from authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs through readings, workshops, panel discussions, and creative and interactive activities for children and teens. In collaboration with community organizations, the Festival of Books and Authors features live entertainment, a variety of food vendors and reading-related exhibitors.

The festival takes place Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10am-5pm in the Downtown Arts District.

The festival is free and open to the public.

Below are a few authors scheduled to attend the festival. (Click image to enlarge)

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors

A full listing of authors can be found here.