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The Hearth & Home Lecture: Emily Bazelon

  • The Mercantile Library 414 Walnut Street, #1100 Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Adding parenting and family to the theme of the Hearth & Home Lecture, join the Mercantile Library to hear Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, discuss her book, a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences.

“A humane and closely reported exploration of the way that hurtful power relationships play out in the contemporary public-school setting . . . As a parent herself, [Bazelon] brings clear, kind analysis to complex and upsetting circumstances.”—The Wall Street Journal

Bazelon is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, where she writes on today’s most breaking legal matters—from voter fraud and national security to the balance of power in Washington, abortion to capital punishment, prostitution to sexual assault and transgender rights.

6 pm reception/6:30 pm program

FREE* to members/$15 nonmembers Registration required via online ticketing or email:

Copies of Sticks and Stones will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Joseph-Beth Cincinnati.

*Free admission to Signature Events for Mercantile Library members is made possible by The George and Margaret McLane Foundation.