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Women’s Leadership Lecture: Irin Carmon

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

All Ages // 6:30 pm Doors // 7:30 pm Program

Women’s Leadership Lecture: Irin Carmon

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

All Ages // 6:30 pm Doors // 7:30 pm Program

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Presented by the KU Hall Center for the Humanities

Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent at New York magazine and a frequent CNN contributor. She is the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015) which spent three months on the Times' bestseller list.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues and clerks, as well as interviews with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos, documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.

In 2017-18, Irin Carmon teamed up with the Washington Post and reporter Amy Brittain to break the news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Charlie Rose, as well as CBS's knowledge of his conduct. That work won a 2018 Mirror Award from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. From 2013-2016 she was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, with a special emphasis on reproductive rights and the Supreme Court. Her reporting and commentary appeared across print, radio, television, and digital platforms. In 2011, while writing for Salon and Jezebel, she was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media. Carmon graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude with highest honors in literature in 2005, and from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001. Born in Israel, she is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

The Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture is named for two women who were prominent leaders at KU. The fund they established supports lectures by prominent women on women's leadership issues.

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Event RSVP guarantees entry up to event start time, after then, any persons waiting for seating will be admitted to any open seat.

Event is in the Main Theater with balcony and floor seating. The top tier of the Main Theater floor is wheelchair accessible.

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