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How to Raise a Feminist Son: Sonora Jha & Sarah Rothenfluch

Sat, November 13 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Sonora Jha discusses her book How to Raise a Feminist Son, which Rebecca Solnit praised as “[A] beautiful hybrid of memoir, manifesto, instruction manual, and rumination on the power of story and possibilities of family,” with Sarah Rothenfluch.

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ABOUT How to Raise a Feminist Son

Beautifully written and deeply personal, this book follows the struggles and triumphs of one single, immigrant mother of color to raise an American feminist son. From teaching consent to counteracting problematic messages from the media, well-meaning family, and the culture at large, the author offers an empowering, imperfect feminism, brimming with honest insight and actionable advice.

Informed by Jha’s work as a professor of journalism specializing in social justice movements and social media, as well as by conversations with psychologists, experts, other parents and boys–and through powerful stories from her own life–How to Raise a Feminist Son shows us all how to be better feminists and better teachers of the next generation of men in this electrifying tour de force.
Includes chapter takeaways, and an annotated bibliography of reading and watching recommendations for adults and children.

“This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha’s own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents–especially mothers–who raise them.”

—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre

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Sonora Jha

Sonora Jha, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and a professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. Her most recent book is How to Raise a Feminist Son.

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Sarah Rothenfluch

Sarah Rothenfluch is the Executive Director of Dress for Success Oregon, as well as an accomplished journalist, strategist, storyteller and conversation creator with two decades experience producing for public media in the United States and Canada. Rothenfluch was the Executive Editor of News at Oregon Public Broadcasting. She was the executive producer of State of Wonder and and the executive producer of the daily talk show, Think Out Loud, from the creation of the show in 2008 until 2015. Originally from Canada, Sarah spent a number of years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer for numerous national shows including This Morning, The Sunday Edition, and Richler on Radio. Rothenfluch is a member of the Portland Book Festival Advisory Council.
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