200 Hudson St.
Tribeca, NY 10013
Description: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Free to Be... You and Me" with historians Lori Rotskoff and Laura Lovett, co-editors of the new book "When We Were Free to Be," as they discuss the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic with a lively panel of songwriters, authors, and commentators.
Were things really better in the days before Bratz dolls and Batman remakes? How has the world of gender changed for boys, girls, and the folks who raise them? Does children's media make a difference? An unabashed discussion of how songs, stories, toys, and television have inspired audiences to challenge gender and racial stereotypes from the 1970s through the present day.