Women Girls Ladies: A Fresh Take on Women’s History MonthJoin us for a dialogue about women’s lives, power, entitlement and empowerment in honor of Women’s History Month, featuring a panel of...
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT92YTribeca
200 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
Women Girls Ladies: A Fresh Take on Women’s History MonthJoin us for a dialogue about women’s lives, power, entitlement and empowerment in honor of Women’s History Month, featuring a panel of four diverse, feminist authors and activists representing generations from Generation Y to pre-Baby Boomer—Gloria Feldt, Elizabeth Hines, Deborah Siegel and Courtney E. Martin. Come and join the long overdue discussion and Check out the lively debate already taking place online: http://womengirlsladies.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth G. Hines, 33, is the Director of Communications and External Affairs at The White House Project. Elizabeth is also co-author of the bestselling biography, Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire, winner of the 2004 Non-Fiction Book Honor from the American Library Association. Elizabeth serves on the Advisory Board of The Women’s Media Center. She and her partner live in New York City and are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2009.
Gloria Feldt, 67, is an author and expert in women’s rights, health, politics and leadership from where the personal meets the political. She was a teen mom whose passion for reproductive justice led her to a 30-year career with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, culminating as its national president and CEO from 1996-2005. Gloria’s latest book in collaboration with Kathleen Turner, Send YOURSELF Roses, was a New York Times best seller. Glamour honored her as Woman of the Year and Vanity Fair named her to its “Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends and Trailblazers”. She serves on the Women’s Media Center and Jewish Women’s Archive boards, the Our Bodies, Ourselves advisory board and is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum.
Courtney E. Martin, 29, is the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women . She is also a widely-read freelance journalist and editor at Feministing.com. Courtney is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect Online and her work has appeared in the Washington Post,Newsweek and theChristian Science Monitor, among others. She co-wrote the life story of AIDS activist Marvelyn Brown, called The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive. She is the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Op-Ed Project, a Woodhull fellow and part of the Progressive Women’s Voices Project at the Women’s Media Center.
Deborah Siegel PhD, 40, is a writer and consultant specializing in women’s issues. She is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild, coeditor of the literary anthology, Only Child and cofounder of the webjournal The Scholar & Feminist Online. She has written about women, sex, feminism, families and popular culture for The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, More, Psychology Today, The Progressive, The Mothers Movement Online and on her blog, Girl with Pen (girlwpen.com) and currently writes the “Love in the Time of Layoff” column at Recessionwire.com.
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