Author and NY Times Columnist Gail Collins to speak at UT Austin
Thu, October 13, 2011 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • 5604 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723
Photo Credit: Earl Wilson, The New York Times
Lecture and Discussion
Gail Collins, NY Times columnist and author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
New York Times op/ed columnist Gail Collins will reflect on women’s struggles for equality over the past half century in an informal lecture and discussion. Drawing on her 2010 book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Collins will talk about what has been accomplished and the challenges that lie ahead.
Collins joined the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later became a columnist. In 2001, she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times’ editorial page. Collins is also the author of America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines and Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, and American Politics.
Before joining the Times, Collins was a columnist at New York Newsday and the New York Daily News, and a reporter for United Press International. Her first jobs in journalism were in Connecticut, where she founded the Connecticut State News Bureau to provide coverage of the state capitol and Connecticut politics. When she sold it in 1977, the CSNB was the largest news service of its kind in the country, with more than 30 weekly and daily newspaper chains.
The suggested $15 donation at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds) will benefit 5604 Manor, a progressive community center in East Austin, http://5604manor.org/.
For more information, contact Robert Jensen at (512) 471-1990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.