@Macaulay Author Series Writer Describes Being Raised by a 60’s Radical

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the @Macaulay Author Series will host professor and author Peter Andreas (Smuggler Nation), who has written the book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. The book tells the story of Andreas’ complicated childhood and relationship with his mother, a 1950s housewife turned radical feminist and Marxist. Influenced by changing times, Andreas’ mother embarks on a quest of “isms”—fighting the bad ones (such as racism) and fighting for the good ones (such as feminism)—and takes young Peter with her. Spanning not only years, but states and continents, Rebel Mother explores a vibrant era of revolution and the journey that comes from chasing it.

Andreas will be interviewed by Macaulay Honors College Professor Elizabeth Reis, Ph.D. who teaches courses on transgender issues, reproductive technologies, and the politics of women’s health. Professor Reis is also the author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex.

The program, which is free and open to the public at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, runs 7pm-9pm at 35 West 67 Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). The author will sign the book, which will be available for purchase. Reservations are recommended. Please RSVP: https://macaulay.cuny.edu/event/registration/?ee=151

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship*, a laptop and technology support, and exclusive access to apply for grants from a Macaulay fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see macaulay.cuny.edu.

*Students must meet CUNY NYS residency requirements for in-state tuition to receive the Macaulay tuition scholarship.