MAY 16 Author Talk
6 pm at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St, Philadelphia
Join Scott W. Stern (Branford 2015, Yale Law School 2020, where he’ll be speaking about his new book, The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison Promiscuous Women. The nonfiction book is about the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history. As Scott details, throughout the twentieth century, the United States government imprisoned tens, probably hundreds of thousands of women and girls without due process – simply because officials suspected these women had sexually transmitted infections. Scott’s book hits shelves on May 15, and it has already been optioned for feature film by Oscar-winning producer (and Yale alumna) Cathy Schulman.