The Fauchére Series

The Fauchére Series: Interviews and Discussions with Writers About Past and Current Life Experiences


Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1 PM
Fauchère Meeting Center

Melinda Chateauvert, Stonewall to Slutwalk, Sex Workers Unite

Melinda Chateauvert - “Sex Workers Unite - Stonewall to SlutWalk”

Melinda Chateauvert is currently an independent scholar who taught courses on the civil rights movement, social justice organizing, gender and sexuality in African American families, sex work and gendered labor, and law and public policy for more than two decades at a mid-Atlantic research university. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University; she earned her Ph.D. in United States History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. “Marching Together: Women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters” was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1998; her chapter on gender roles in mid-twentieth century civil rights campaigns organized by A. Philip Randolph recently appeared in “Reconsidering Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph” (Kersten and Lang, eds., New York University Press, December 2014). Her latest book, “Sex Workers Unite! A history of the movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk” was published by Beacon Press in January 2014.

Sex Workers Unite

Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:15 – 5:30 PM
Fauchère Meeting Center

Richard Morais, The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard C. Morais - “The Man with No Borders: A Novel”

Richard C. Morais is an award-winning American journalist and novelist. He is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, a novel that follows the life of an Indian chef as he conquers the rarified world of French haute cuisine. In 2014 Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey released The Hundred-Foot Journey as a film starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri.

His just released novel, “The Man With No Borders”, is the story of an aristocratic Spanish private banker living in Switzerland and coming to terms with his life. Mr. Morais is also the author of the critically acclaimed business biography “Pierre Cardin: The Man Who Became a Label”.

Mr. Morais was both the editor of Barron’s Penta, a glossy magazine for wealthy families; and Forbes’s European Bureau Chief, the magazine’s longest-serving foreign correspondent. Mr. Morais has uniquely won three awards and six nominations at the Business Journalist of The Year Awards. His fiction was a semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition and short-listed for Britain’s Ian St. James Award.

Mr. Morais was named the 2015 Citizen Diplomat of the Year – the highest honor granted by Global Ties U.S., a private-public partnership sponsored by the U.S. State Department – “for promoting cross-cultural understanding in all of his literary work.”

Richard C. Morais, The Man with No Borders