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Arts Interview: Author Kate Schatz and Artist Miriam Klein Stahl of ‘Rad Girls Can’
‘Rad Women’ series author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl showcase bold, brave and brilliant women who are living rad lives in ways small and great. The runaway success of the ‘Rad Women’ series has inspired girls, women, and the men in their lives. Their latest book ‘Rad Girls Can’ features the inspiring lives of young women under 20. Kate and Miriam say they “truly believe that ‘Rad Girls Can’ is the book we all need right now. It shows us the potential and the power of young, creative, hopeful, brilliant girls, and all that they can do in this world. While some of the stories in ‘Rad Girls Can’ are about girls from history, many are contemporary, and show how young people are engaging with and shaping the future of some of our most urgent issues, including voting rights, climate change, immigration, gender and sexual identity, disability rights, and racial justice”. This New York Times best-selling artistic duo hailing from the Bay Area, California join Ruth Copland to talk about their lives, art, and how the ‘Rad Women’ books first came about!
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If you enjoy the interview, you can meet Miriam and Kate in person at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California on Monday July 23rd 2018 at 7 PM when they talk more about ‘Rad Girls Can’, answer questions and sign books.
Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995. Miriam’s socially relevant artwork, creates portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements, and has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. As an educator, Miriam is dedicated to addressing equity through the lens of the arts. She is also the co-owner of Pave the Way Skateboards, a queer skateboarding company formed with Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and skateboarder Tara Jepson. More info Miriam Klein Stahl
Kate Schatz (pronounced Shots) is a Bay Area writer, organizer, public speaker, educator, and feminist activist. As well as authoring the four Rad Women series books, Kate writes fiction. Her work has been published in numerous publications with her short story “Folsom, Survivor” included as a “Notable Short Story” in Best American Short Stories 2011. Her book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2006 as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series, and her essay “Dear White People” appears in the recent anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love & Dissent in Dangerous Times. As an educator, Kate has worked with a wide range of age groups for over 15 years including teaching at UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, Rhode Island College, and Brown University. She is a frequent public speaker at notable events and is the founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of over 200 feminist activist groups who meet monthly to take coordinated non-violent political action. More info Kate Schatz
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