Anuradha Bhagwati - Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience — in conversation with Soraya Chemaly

Upcoming Event
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

It wasn’t until she was in graduate school that Bhagwati, now a writer and activist, rebelled against the expectations her family had imposed on her and left the Ivy League to join the Marines. She deliberately chose the toughest branch of the military, determined to prove herself in new ways. The experience turned out to be harder than she’d expected, and her memoir recounts her battles against racism, misogyny, and abuse of power. When she left the service she vowed to change the system, and by founding the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), she did. Working to call attention to sexual violence in the military, SWAN has helped initiate substantial policy reforms with the Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs, including overturning the ban on women in combat. Bhagwati will be in conversation with Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781501162541
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Atria Books - March 26th, 2019

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