Race, Gender & Sexuality in the Story of Kitty Genovese

glbtkitty Tuesday, October 4 7pm-9pm
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
$5.00; free for members
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Many know the story of Kitty Genovese, whose 1964 rape and murder in New York City with numerous bystanders who supposedly ignored the crime became a case study of big-city indifference.

Drawing on her new book, “No One Helped’: Kitty Genovese, New York City and the Myth of Urban Apathy (Cornell University Press, 2015), Marcia Gallo will detail little-known aspects of Genovese’s life, including her lesbian relationship, and will explore how New York’s shifting racial and economic demographics shaped the media’s “urban apathy” story.

Marcia Gallo is an associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she teaches courses on race, gender and sexuality, as well as oral history and public history.