Friends School Portland Presents Rebecca Traister

This event is part of Friends School of Portland‘s ongoing Parenting for Peace lecture series, representing the school’s commitment to providing its larger community with opportunities for inquiry and discernment.

 

Rebecca Traister is currently writing a book about women, anger, and social/political change.  She asks herself:  How do I view the reality of women’s anger–as a nation-shaping catalytic, often progressive social force-with my Quaker education that complicated my feelings about the use of aggression?  This talk is about the process of trying to fit the anger so many of us are feeling about power imbalances and injustice into a Quaker framework.  What is at odds with it?  What makes sense?  A discussion period will follow.
Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The NationThe New York ObserverThe New York Times and The Washington Post. Traister’s first book, Big Girls Don’t Cry, about women and the 2008 election, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and the winner of the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book prize. Rebecca’s most recent book, All the Single Ladies, is described as “a nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America.”
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This event is generously cosponsored by Bernstein Shur and USM’s Department of Women and Gender Studies.

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This event is part of Friends School of Portland‘s ongoing Parenting for Peace lecture series, representing our commitment to providing our larger community with opportunities for inquiry and discernment.Have questions? Please visit Friends School of Portland’s website or email info@friendsschoolofportland.org.
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