october, 2019

thu10oct7:00 pmRebecca Traister to give Farwell Distinguished Lecture, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger"7:00 pm Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main HallAge:All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

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Rebecca Traister to give Farwell Distinguished Lecture,
“Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger”

Nationally recognized journalist to speak to
the political significance of female fury on Oct. 10


         DECORAH, Iowa – She’s been called “the most brilliant voice
on feminism in this country” by Ann Lamott. Rebecca Traister, writer for
the New York Magazine and contributing editor at Elle, will give the 2019
Farwell Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Main Hall of the
Center for Faith and Life.

            Sponsored by the Farwell endowment, this
lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

            Traister’s latest book, “Good and
Mad,” is the cornerstone of her lecture during which she will speak to the
transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a
political movement. Traister will comment on the nature and targets of women’s
anger, the role it plays in the political landscape and how it is received and
opposed by the society around us. A book signing will follow the lecture.

            A National Magazine Award finalist, Traister
has written about women’s contribution in politics, media and entertainment
from a feminist perspective. She has contributed to formats including the New
Republic, Salon, The Nation, New York Observer, The New York Times, The
Washington Post, Glamour, Vogue and Marie Claire. She is a winner of the 2016
Hillman Prize for Analysis and Opinion Journalism. Along with her extensive
resume of journalistic accomplishments, Traister is also the author of
“All The Single Ladies” and the award-winning “Big Girls
Don’t Cry.”

            This event is a collaboration
between Campus Programming and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. More
information can be found on the Luther events calendar at

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Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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