Loading Events

« All Events

Grace Winter Forum Online with Judith Butler: The Force of Nonviolence

Monday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

As we approach the tenth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, inequity and inequality continue to be on the rise. Join us to hear from Judith Butler, UC Berkeley’s Maxine Elliot Professor Emeritus in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory on her latest book The Force of Nonviolence.  

As featured in the New Yorker, Butler argues that our times, or perhaps all times, call for imagining an entirely new way for humans to live together in the world—a world of what Butler calls “radical equality.” Dean Malcolm Clemens Young and Dr. Butler will discuss how this radical ideal might help heal our divided world. 

Buy her book

Register here to join the Zoom webinar.

Space is limited. The Forum will also be broadcast on Facebook, and posted on our Youtube channel for viewing following the livestream.   

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give or text Think to 76278.   

About the guest  

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984. She is the author of several books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), and most recently The Force of Nonviolence – the paperback edition was released on February 9. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages. Butler has been active in several human rights organizations, including the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She has received twelve honorary degrees and in 2014, she was awarded the diploma of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Cultural Ministry. In 2015, she was made an “honorary geographer” by the American Association of Geographers. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. Read full bio here. 

READ Judith Butler Wants Us to Reshape Our Rage | The New Yorker 

WATCH Judith Butler: Your Behavior Creates Your Gender | Big Think 

About the host   

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.  

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online