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Arcana Hosts A Book Launch With Molly Schiot
October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Saturday, October 22nd from 5 to 7PM, Please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for the book launch of Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot.
Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines – posting a photograph each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports around the globe in the pre-Title IX era. These women paved the way for the likes of Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn, yet few today know who they are. The account gained a devoted following, and the result is Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History, a beautifully illustrated collection of these trailblazers’ rarely-before-seen photos and stories.
Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, unknowns Trudy Beck and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Margaret Dunkle, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these “founding mothers” the overdue recognition they richly deserve. The book also features critical conversations between past and present game changers such as former US Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion about what it means to be a woman on and off the field. Inspiring, empowering, and unforgettable, Game Changers is perfect for anyone with a love of the game.
Joining Ms. Schiot at Arcana will be several of the athletes featured in the book along with Pro Table Tennis champion Kim Gilbert, who will be bringing a table and demonstrating some tricks of the trade. And, only those buying a book at the event will additionally receive a copy of the rad, limited edition poster of pioneering skateboarder Laura Thornhill!