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Dismantling the P-Word: Moving Toward a Post-Feminist Society

Dec 7, 2016 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Women’s rights were a major issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, especially given that one candidate was a woman and the new President-elect made headlines when several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Teresa C. Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, will deliver a public lecture addressing women’s issues, titled “Dismantling the P-Word: Moving Toward a Post-Feminist Society.”

Younger became president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women—the oldest women’s foundation in the United States—in 2014. Under her leadership, the Foundation launched the multimedia campaign, #MyFeminismIs; funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline; joined leading women’s foundations at the White House to announce a $100-million funding commitment, Prosperity Together, to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls; and led a campaign to hold the National Football League accountable for violence against women. This year, Inside Philanthropy named Younger one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy.”

The Ms. Foundation for Women is a nonprofit foundation building women’s collective power for social, economic and reproductive justice.

Younger is visiting the School as this year's Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor.