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Palm Springs Speaks presents Janet Mock

Palm Springs Speaks

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Palm Springs Speaks presents Janet Mock

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Jan 19, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
Premium Reserved Jan 19, 2019 $60.00 $5.28
Rear Reserved Jan 19, 2019 $30.00 $3.46
VIP Reception
This includes a VIP Meet and Greet Reception on stage at 6:00 p.m. with the speaker and Premium Reserved seat.
Jan 19, 2019 $95.00 $7.42
ADA General
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Jan 19, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
ADA Premium
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Jan 19, 2019 $60.00 $5.28
ADA VIP Reception
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Jan 19, 2019 $95.00 $7.42
ADA Rear
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Jan 19, 2019 $30.00 $3.46

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Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017), the host of the conversation series, Never Before, a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphy’s FX series Pose, and a feminist tackling stigma through storytelling.

Janet broke ground in 2014 with the release of her first book Redefining Realness, a pioneering and profound memoir which was the first biography written from the perspective of a young trans person. It debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014 and Janet was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for Super Soul Sunday. Her second book, Surpassing Certainty, a memoir about the years in her life when she was not public about being trans, was praised by Kirkus as a “defining chronicle of strength and spirit…brimming with liberated self-discovery.”

 On January 21, 2017, the sought-after speaker and advocate (who founded #GirlsLikeUs and #TransBookDrive) addressed millions on stage at the Women’s March on Washington, where she urged for an intersectional and inclusive movement that included all women: trans women, undocumented people, sex workers and disabled folk. “I stand here today, most of all, because I am my sister’s keeper…Our approach to freedom need not be identical, but it must be intersectional and inclusive.”

Janet began her media career at (People magazine’s website), where she worked for five years climbing the ranks at Time Inc. from Staff Writer to Staff Editor upon her departure in 2012. She has since produced the HBO documentary The Trans List, where she conducted all interviews and worked with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. She also created the column “Beauty Beyond Binaries” for, which broke ground by exploring pretty privilege, and the interview podcast Never Before with Pineapple Street Media, which featured in-depth conversations with Tina Knowles-Lawson, Rep. Maxine Waters, Kris Jenner and Lena Dunham. She also served as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight (interviewing Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Tambor), a contributing editor for Marie Claire, and host for MSNBC, where she helmed the groundbreaking series, “So POPular!” interviewing Salma Hayek, Issa Rae, and Amber Rose.

Born in Hawaii, Janet’s story of growing up trans caught the nation’s attention in a 2011 Marie Claire article. Since then she’s become a millennial media powerhouse. Variety named her one of its 2017 “Power of Women,” TIME called her one of “the most influential people on the Internet” and one of “12 new faces of black leadership” while Fast Company named her one of 2015’s “most creative people in business.”

Janet has been interviewed on Wendy Williams, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Desus & Mero, and Real Time with Bill Maher. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Marie Claire, and The Advocate. She wrote the foreword for famed photographer Mark Seligers collection, On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories, contributed to the anthology, The Feminist Utopia Project, and has appeared on the covers of Paper, OUT and CNDY magazines. The Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Feminist Press, GLSEN, Shorty Awards and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have all honored Janet for her work.

 A native of Honolulu, Janet attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earned her MA in journalism from New York University, and serves on the board of the Arcus Foundation. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

About Our Benefactor Sponsors

Formed in 1971, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the Library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts and memorials. The Friends raise awareness about the library and are the link between the Library and the community and its elected officials. The Friends support programs that encourage reading, literacy, culture and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.


  • Lucie Arnaz-actor, singer
  • Tracy Conrad – Palm Springs Cultural Center Board member
  • Sid Craig – Former Theatrical Agent, Community Organizer
  • Frank Goldstin – MOMENTOUS Events
  • Ellen Goodman – Executive Director, PSUSD Foundation
  • Barbara Keller – Owner, LULU
  • Geoff Kors – Palm Springs City Council member
  • Becky Kurtz – Executive Director, Desert Town Hall
  • Andrew Neiderman – Author
  • Tim Parrott – Former Executive Director Of Desert Town Hall
  • Susan Rosser – Co-founder Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Board, Committee member Rancho Mirage speaker series
  • Ric & Rozene Supple – Philanthropists, Owners of Camelot Theater
  • Jacqueline Wachs – President, Friends of the Palm Springs Library
  • Lisa Vossler Smith – Executive Director, Modernism Week
  • Kim Waltrip – Producer
  • James Williamson – PSUSD Schools District Board


  • Ron Willison, President, Palm Spring Library Board of Trustees
  • Michael C. Green, Palm Springs Cultural Center
  • Matt Christianson, Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs Cultural Center
  • Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services, Palm Springs Public Library
  • Julie Warren, Public Relations & Library Services Manager, Palm Springs Public Library
                         BENEFACTOR SPONSORS






 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While there are no age minimums, we do expect this to be an event suitable for adults.  Parental guidance is suggested.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

While there is limited parking on the Ramon Road side of the Richards Center for the Arts, we recommend utilizing the abundant parking located on the north side of Palm Springs High School.  The address for your GPS, Uber, Lyft, etc. is 2401 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Volunteers will guide you to the theater.

What can I bring into the event?

No food or drinks are allowed in Richards Center for the Arts, except bottled water.  Light refreshments will be sold in the lobby prior to the event but must be consumed in the lobby. 

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Phone: 760-624-8752

 What's the refund policy?

All sales are final.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must bring your printed ticket with you for admission.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?



Have questions about Palm Springs Speaks presents Janet Mock? Contact Palm Springs Speaks

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    Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School
    2248 Ramon Road
    Palm Springs, CA 92264

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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    Palm Springs Speaks

    Palm Springs Speaks is a new speaker series presented in the west end of the Valley by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library

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