The Women’s History Month keynote address at Eastern Kentucky University, part of the Chautauqua lecture series, will educate audiences about feminism, intersectionality and the recent #MeToo movement.
Jennifer Baumgardner, feminist author and activist, will give the talk, titled “Beyonce and Beyond: A Brief History of Feminisms, Intersectionality, and #MeToo,” on Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Held in O’Donnell Hall in the Whitlock Building, the event is free and open to the public.
In addition to working as a writer and activist, Baumgardner is a filmmaker, editor and lecturer. She is the co-founder of the speakers’ bureau Soapbox Inc., co-creator of the Feminist Camp, the editor-in-chief of the Women’s Review of Books and the publisher of Dottir, an independent feminist press. Prior to these roles, she was writer-in-residence at the New School and executive director/publisher at The Feminist Press at CUNY, the longest running women’s publisher in the world.
Baumgardner has authored six books, two of which were co-authored with Amy Richards. She has also produced two documentaries, the award-winning “I Had an Abortion” (2005) and “It Was Rape” (2013), which she also directed. For all her accomplishments, she was named a Jezebel 25 and a Feminist Press 40 Under 40. Most notably, the Commonwealth Club of California honored her as a “Visionary for the 21st Century.”
“Beyonce and Beyond” is sponsored by the College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences; the Interdisciplinary Studies Program; the Department of Communication; the Society of Professional Journalists; the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work; and the Honors Program.