Photo Story: Jill Soloway with Hannah Gadsby

On October 23rd, Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent, made their explosive appearance on Town Hall’s stage to celebrate the release of their new book She Wants It: Desire Power and Toppling the Patriarchy. For an evening of raucous conversation and feminist debating, they were joined by special guests Hannah Gadsby, Morgan Parker, Nicole J. Georges, and Faith Soloway.

If you’d like to revisit the evening’s discussion, or if you weren’t able to make it to the event, take a look at the photos below, taken by Libby Lewis.

The evening begins with a bustling crowd as friends exchange excited greetings and fill the hall in preparation for Jill and company. (Town Hall’s own Edward Wolcher is excited too!)

 

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby brings the house down with an opening comedy routine.

 

 

An interlude from musical guest Faith Soloway, who plays a tune to welcome Jill to the stage.

 

 

Jill talks with Morgan Parker in preparation for her conversation with Nicole J. Georges and their session of feminist debating—a social sport of Jill’s own design.

 

 

Nicole takes the stage with Morgan, and the crowd listens with rapt attention.

 

 

After the show, the crowd arrives for book signings and a chance to meet these powerhouse speakers in person. Audience members show off their Soloway swag, and the speakers pose together.

 

 

Soloway fans gather for drinks and conversation at a post-event reception. So many were ecstatic to meet Jill and get their books signed!

Photo Story: March For Our Lives

Since the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the March For Our Lives movement has taken a stand against senseless gun violence. Town Hall was proud to offer these students a platform to speak to our community, share their experiences, and and discuss Glimmer of Hope, the book exploring the stories and struggles of the March For Our Lives movement and its founders.

If you’d like to revisit the evening’s discussion, or if you weren’t able to make it to the event, take a look at the photos below, taken by Libby Lewis, or check out this recording of the livestream.

So many of our audience members were excited to pick up copies of Glimmer of Hope. Community action groups, youth activists, and engaged citizens alike came to sit in for the evening’s conversation.

The seats at Temple De Hirsch Sinai were packed—but the audience listened intently as the Parkland survivors spoke.

David Hogg, Jammal Levy, and Alex Wind stepped up to tell us about the founding and mission of March For Our Lives.

Actress and activist Sophia Bush joined David, Jammal, and Alex as a moderator, guiding the discussion and asking provocative questions.

After the event, the Parkland students met with community members for photos, book signings, and more intent conversation about ways we can take action and combat gun violence in America.


For more photos of the event, visit the Facebook gallery.

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