Stand Up! Reading and Book Signing

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Stand Up! Reading and Book Signing

Join Brittney Cooper and Cathy Ann Johnson for a reading and discussion of their new book Stand Up! followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University 71 Hamilton Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Meet the two women behind 10 Mighty Women: author Brittney Cooper and illustrator Cathy Ann Johnson.

Join us for a reading and book signing in conjunction with Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change, the exhibition that celebrates the debut picture book of the same title by Brittney Cooper, professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies and Africana studies at Rutgers, with illustrations by Cathy Ann Johnson.

Inspiring text and dynamic illustrations bring to life both famous and unsung Black women who took a stand and made the world a better place for future generations. Each heroic figure is interconnected by a united quest for equity, and offers young readers a stirring, inspirational call to action, reminding them that they are mighty too, and can be forces for change when they stand up!

Free and open to the public! Reservations required. Copies of Stand Up! will be available for purchase at the event.



This even takes place in a museum classroom, therefore all attendees must be masked according to Rutgers policy.

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Attendees must also provide a photo ID that matches the accompanying material (vaccination card/digital record or negative PCR test). Rutgers faculty, students, and staff may present their My Campus Pass, which indicates vaccination status.


Attendees not affiliated with Rutgers may park in Lots 1, 11, 16, 26 & 30:

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