Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of the novel, A Thin Bright Line. Based on the (partially imagined) life of her aunt, Lucybelle Bledsoe, the novel weaves McCarthyism, climate change, civil rights and pre-Stonewall gay life into a rich tapestry. The New York Times calls it “an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances.”
Donna C. Roberts, producer and director of the film, Yemanja: Wisdom From the African Heart of Brazil, which opens the Oakland International Film Festival on Tuesday night. We’ll have tickets to give away.
Sara Hossain, a leading human rights and constitutional lawyer in Bangladesh, who helped to craft her country’s first comprehensive legislation on domestic violence.