Women, anger and political change are topics of a virtual lecture by journalist Rebecca Traister, Thursday, Oct. 29, as part of the Stephen E. King Chair lecture series at the University of Maine.
The free, public lecture “Good and Mad: Rebecca Traister on Women, Anger, and Political Change” begins at 5 p.m., via Zoom. Online preregistration is required. Click here to register.
Traister is a leading voice on gender, society and politics, according to UMaine, in a news release. She has authored three books, including Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger and All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. She is a writer-at-large for New York magazine and The Cut and has been called “the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country” by American novelist and nonfiction writer Anne Lamott.
The lecture was originally scheduled to be held April 2 on campus.
The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature; the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the University of Maine Alumni Association are co-sponsoring the event, with support from the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the departments of Sociology and Communication and Journalism.
More information about the King Chair Lecture Series is online. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.581.1226.
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The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.