Fox Cities Book Festival: The Power of Infamous Mothers with Sagashus T. Levingston


The 10th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival presents an event with author, Sagashus T. Levingston. "This talk focuses on the resilience, power, and grit of women we love to judge most: Infamous Mothers. Join me in this talk about challenge, triumph, and subversive heroes who work every day to change our society."

This Fox Cities Book Festival event is free and open to all interested individuals. The presentation will take place in the first floor Shattuck Community Room at the Neenah Public Library, please join us for a wonderful event! 

About the Author

"Sagashus T. Levingston was born in Chicago and raised in the area now known as Bronzeville, but known before gentrification as the Low End. She holds a bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been attending graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There she earned a master’s in Afro-American Studies and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of English. Her dissertation is titled Infamous Mothers: Bad Moms Doing Extraordinary Things. While her research focuses primarily on literature, it is informed by theory and criticism from rhetoric, motherhood studies and black feminism. Her coffee table book, simply titled Infamous Mothers, is inspired by this work and so is Infamous Mothers, LLC, a social enterprise where Sagashus offers personal and professional development training meant to empower women who mother from the margins of our society. She also delivers programming to the organizations and professionals that make an impact on these women's lives. Sagashus is a proud button-wearing member of the Doyenne Group, Inc. located in Madison, WI. She also sits on the WWBIC South Central Ambassadorial Advisory Committee. As the proud mother of six children—three boys and three girls, and partner of Tosumba, she and her family lives in Madison, WI."

October 14 @ 09:15 am
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Everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed to attend, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at least 24 hours in advance of the program.