Feminism 101: Changing Society by Speaking Up

Event Date(s): 
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Katie Halper, Editor for Feministing, is coming to Cazenovia College November 11, 2013 from 7 – 8 p.m. in Coleman Hall Rooms A & B. All Cazenovia College students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Founded in 2004, Feministing is an online community for feminists and their allies, created to better connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism. Since the fall of 2009, writers for Feministing have been traveling to college campuses and other locations across the country and internationally, provoking dialogue on the state of the feminist movement(s) today. Discussion topics are diverse; covering a wide range of issues, from the "war on women" to transgender liberation, from building consent culture on campuses to racial justice, from online activism to Beyoncé. Katie Halper will be discussing these topics and more during her visit to Cazenovia College.

Katie Halper
Feministing Editor Katie Halper coming to Cazenovia CollegeKatie Halper is a comedian, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she taught history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.)
A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, The Yes Men, and Cynthia Nixon.
In addition to Feministing, Katie’s writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet. Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly, was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers, co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain. Katie’s latest film “Commie Camp” premiered at the VisionFest at Tribeca Cinemas, where it broke a record for quickly selling out two showings.

Read more about Feministing Campus on their website at http://campus.feministing.com/feministing-on-tour/.

This event is sponsored by the following campus groups and departments:
Academic Affairs :: Division of Humanities & Natural Sciences :: Education Club :: Film Society :: First Year Program :: Inclusive Education Program :: Professor Patty Cake Consulting, LLC :: Residential Life :: Student Government Association :: Women's Empowerment Group

For more information about this event, contact Erica V. Miller, assistant professor of inclusive education and IECE/IEE program director at Cazenovia College, by phone at 315-655-7390 or by email at evmiller@cazenovia.edu.