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Survivor: Women at the End of the World

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When:November 10, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage)
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Three very different dystopias center women in their dystopic—yet often funny—depictions of the near future. In Aminder Dhaliwal’s hilarious graphic novel Woman World, a birth defect has made men extinct, and a group of women grapple with problems old and new as they mourn the past while creating a new future. A fever has taken the majority of the population in Ling Ma’s horror-satire Severance, a millennial office worker navigates a post-apocalyptic New York City before joining a group of survivors making their way to a promised land. Leni Zumas connects the five women in the small Oregon coastal town of Red Clocks find themselves in a world where abortion is illegal and embryos have more rights than women. Moderated by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan.

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