This panel brings together writers and activists who have been on the frontlines of the human rights struggle for years to talk about gains and losses. Calvin Trillin’s civil rights journalism has been collected in Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America. Elizabeth F. Schwartz served as co-counsel on the case challenging Florida’s same-sex marriage ban brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of six same-sex couples seeking the right to marry (Pareto v. Ruvin). Loyola University professor Uriel Quesada is the author of eight books of fiction, including Mar Caníbal (2016) and editor of Queer Brown Voices: 14 Personal Narratives of Latina/o Activism. In her National Book Award-nominated debut novel, author and civil rights advocate Margaret Sexton Wilkerson puts a very human visage on the plight of three generations of a black family in New Orleans. Moderated by Tania Tetlow, Chief of Staff and Senior VP of Tulane University and Felder-Fayard Professor of Law, whose research focuses on unconstitutional race and gender discrimination against the victims of crimes.

Sponsored in part by the Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans.

  SUN 3/25 10:00 AM

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  Tickets for a single Literary Discussions can be purchased for $10 in the box office (Orleans Room on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Monteleone) on site during the Festival.

Best value is a LITERARY DISCUSSION PASS, which covers all literary discussions Friday-Sunday.

  Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom