Reading & Performance: Simon Tam

Fort Greene store:
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 PM
Simon Tam presents Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court
Reading, discussion, and music performance

When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn’t realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of expression and discussions on identity. The band flipped stereotypes with their bombastic live shows and community activism. But when Simon applied to register a trademark on the band’s name, the government dragged him all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Slanted is a deeply personal account that will take you from anime conventions to the Supreme Court, offering timely insights on freedom of speech, how to connect with others we disagree with, and the power of music. Simon presents his book with a reading, discussion, and acoustic dance music at Greenlight.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781733629102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Troublemaker Press - April 30th, 2019

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