Packard Automotive – Cudahy (Milwaukee), WI

  • 05-06-2024
  • 5780 S Packard Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110

To celebrate the release of Mechanic Shop Femme’s Guide to Car Ownership, Chaya’s going on tour. Throw what you think a book tour should look like right out the window because this book tour will turn everything on its head. Instead of hosting a signing at bookstores, Chaya will be crisscrossing the country, visiting mechanic shops, and connecting with you face-to-face.

You’ll get to meet the Mechanic Shop Femme in person, get your book signed, and connect with a local queer Latino-owned mechanic shop – and who knows, it might just become your new go-to mechanic.

Books will be available for purchase at the book signing.

About the shop – When Edina Rusitovski’s husband died unexpectedly in 2018, she took over the operations of Packard Automotive in Cudahy, WI. The full-service mechanic shop has been independently owned and operated since 1997 and offers a range of repairs for non-European vehicles. Edina diligently works to use her business to give back to the local community, including by developing apprenticeship programs at nearby high schools and Alverno College.

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Ticket sales will fund the Jill Trotta Scholarship, launching in the fall of 2024. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for tools, tuition fees, and other necessary requirements for women and queer individuals who are entering this field.

Book Tour FAQs

  • Time : 6:00 pm - (America/Chicago)

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6 PM - Book Reading and Signing
7 PM - Book Signing

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