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WeHo Reads: The Liberation of Ivy Bottini - A Memoir of Love and Activism

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for a WeHo Reads event highlighting a new book: The Liberation of Ivy Bottini, A Memoir of Love and Activism. The event will feature a conversation between feminist, LGBTQ activist, and West Hollywood icon Ivy Bottini and her biographer Judith V. Branzburg.

Colorful, charismatic, magnetic, brilliant are just a few of the words used to describe Ivy Bottini, a woman who was at the forefront of the NOW movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the NYC chapter of the National Organization for Women and in 1969 designed the NOW logo that is still used today. She moved to LA County in 1971 and became an activist for many LGBT causes, co-founding the Coalition for Human Rights, the Los Angeles Lesbian/Gay Police Advisory Board, AIDS Network LA, and AIDS Project LA. Her stories of transformative personal growth, sacrifice and activism are not only inspirational and educational, but also a model for activism from a leader in two of the most important liberation movements of the past half century—women’s liberation and gay and lesbian liberation.

A book signing will follow, with books available for sale from Book Soup. Presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and sponsored by the City's Lesbian Speaker Series, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, LA LGBT Center - Senior Services, Hollywood NOW, and the June Mazer Lesbian Archives.

Free admission. Free parking with validation at the event. RSVP requested at

For more information about the City's WeHo Reads series, please visit




CONTACT: Michael Che, 323-848-6377,

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