Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me with Aisha Harris (Virtual)
June 15 • 7:00 pm
Aisha Harris has made a name for herself as someone you can turn to for a razor-sharp take on whatever show or movie everyone is talking about. Now, in Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture, she turns her talents inward, mining the benchmarks of her nineties childhood and beyond to analyze the tropes that are shaping all of us, and our ability to shape them right back. She examines the overlap of taste and identity in this era, rejecting the patriarchal ethos that you are what you like. It will feel like hanging out with your smart, hilarious, pop culture–obsessed friend—and it will be a delight.
Virtual: Free for members. Choose your own price for non-members. REGISTER HERE.
Copies of Wannabe are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
About the Author: Aisha Harris is cohost and critic for the hit NPR podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour. She previously held editorial positions at Slate and the New York Times. Aisha earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Northwestern University and her master’s degree in cinema studies from NYU.
About the Moderator: Mercy is the Founder and President of The Narrative Project, which offers high-quality communications for organizations who seek to do good in the world. She is a professor of digital journalism at Southern Connecticut State University and the Vice President for Communications with the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. She obtained a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in public relations from Quinnipiac University.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.