Please join us for an evening with Sarah McBride, who celebrates the launch of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. With Sarah in conversation is California Assemblyman Evan Low, Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus in the California General Assembly — please join us!
Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out — not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.
Four years later, McBride was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating the passing of laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. And, she'd found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way… until cancer tragically intervened.
Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride's story of love and loss, a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.
The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
Please note: this is a free event. but seating is limited. If you'd like to reserve a seat, you can do so by pre-purchasing the book with the following link and putting your request in the special field: booksmith.com/book/9781524761479.
— Sarah McBride is the National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, working tirelessly to advocate for LGBTQ equality. In 2016, Sarah made history when she became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention. She has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, and she speaks regularly at national LGBTQ and political events. A native of Delaware, Sarah currently works in Washington, D.C.
Evan Low was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014 to represent District 28. At the age of 31, Assemblymember Low became the youngest Asian American legislator to have been elected to the Assembly in state history. The district is located in Silicon Valley and includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley in San Jose. Assemblymember Low chairs the Business and Professions Committee as well as the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.
Assemblymember Low is a lifelong resident of Silicon Valley and has been a regional community leader. His work within the community and deep knowledge of issues local residents faced led him to run for Campbell City Council in 2006. He made history as the first Asian American elected to Campbell's City Council.
In 2010, Assemblymember Low also made history by becoming the youngest openly LGBT mayor in the country at the age of 26. While serving on Campbell's City Council, he helped balance the city budget without eliminating vital services and increase government transparency by streaming City Council meetings online. Assemblymember Low promoted small business and job growth by cutting red tape and streamlining the licensing process for business owners.
Assemblymember Low has been named «Legislator of the Year» by the Internet Association, TechNet, The Computing Technology Industry Association, California Faculty Association, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, California District Attorneys Association and Faculty Association of California Community Colleges.
He also served as a community college instructor teaching American Government and Political Science at De Anza Community College.
A Bay Area native, Low attended local public schools and earned degrees from De Anza Community College and San Jose State University. He went on to graduate from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University.
— The bar opens at 7pm, event starts at 7:30.
If you cannot attend this event but would like a signed copy of Tomorrow Will Be Different, place your order with the following link and include your request in the special fields: booksmith.com/book/9781524761479.