BAMTalk: On Confronting Silence
Co-presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center New York With Masha Gessen and Aja Monet In conversation with Amanda Foreman In conjunction with Measure for Measure
“Who will believe thee?” In Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Isabel threatens to reveal the sexual advances of Angelo, who sits in control of both the government and her brother’s life. Journalist Masha Gessen, poet Aja Monet, and historian Amanda Foreman discuss the truth of women’s lived experiences in the public sphere. What happens when power is used to silence and undermine truth?