Join the NYU community to celebrate the late Edith Windsor (Courant '57) and the release of her personal memoir, A Wild and Precious Life, on the eve of National Coming Out Day. Hear personal stories from Judith Kasen-Windsor, Edie's widow, and the book's ghost writer Joshua Lyon. The first registrants will receive a free copy of the book.
In 2013, Edie Windsor’s landmark Supreme Court case overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for same-sex marriage in all fifty states. Her riveting memoir, A Wild and Precious Life, will be published posthumously by St. Martin’s Press on October 8.
Join us for an evening of never-heard-before stories about Edie’s indelible life, from her adventures in the lesbian bars of 1950s Greenwich Village while pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics at NYU (COURANT ’57), to her work in the early days of tech as well as her activist awakening and epic love affair with Thea Spyer.
Moderated by David Mixner, Edie’s close friend and legendary LGBTQ and civil rights activist.
Judith Kasen-Windsor, Edie’s spouse
Joshua Lyon, coauthor of A Wild and Precious Life