Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Lecture by Naomi Wolf on “Women, Confidence, and Courage” WED 3/30
Free with Student ID
$7 for General Public
-pick up tickets at information desk-
Wolf has written eight best-selling works of nonfiction, including her landmark work, The Beauty Myth, which challenges the cosmetics industry and its marketing of unrealistic beauty standards. One of the most important books of the 20th century, according to The New York Times, The Beauty Myth, launched a new wave of feminism and is still taught worldwide.
Passionate about activism, Wolf is known for questioning establishment views on gender, foreign policy, and economics. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, Wolf offers effective tools for citizens to promote civic engagement and create sustainable democracy. The New York Times best-seller The End of America is a call to preserve liberty and democracy, and won the 2008 Nautilus Silver Award for social change and activism.
Wolf recently completed a doctoral program on the history of discrimination law at Oxford University. She is a consultant for Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and a fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. She contributes to The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The event is presented by ASUPS Lectures in support of Take Back the Night, a march and rally through campus, done to reclaim the night for survivors and those in our community affected by acts of sexual violence