Lecture event draws author, activist Rebecca Walker
Arizona State University presents an evening with Rebecca Walker, author and activist, considered one of the most audible voices of the young women's movement. At age 25, Walker was named by Time magazine as one of the fifty future leaders of America under forty.
Walker, daughter of famed novelist Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” and Mel Leventhal, a civil rights lawyer, will be featured in a public lecture, “Third Wave Rising: The Role of Feminism in a Rapidly Changing World.” Walker will discuss the founding of Third Wave and its insistence on a multi-racial, multi-issue, post-feminist approach to contemporary problems of power.
The public lecture is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, La Sala A and B, ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Hailed for her transformative views on race, gender, sexuality and power, Walker is the author of the original “Third Wave primer To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism,” which has been in print for more than 10 years and is taught in gender studies programs around the world.
She wrote the bestselling post-civil rights memoir “Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self,” winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association; and “What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine The Future.” Her latest memoir, “Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence” was published in March 2007. The book was highly acclaimed by the New York Times, People Magazine, the Washington Post, Babble, and many others.
“In Baby Love, Rebecca Walker has shone a bright light on the Ambivalent Generation,” says Danzy Senna, author of “Caucasia and Symptomatic.” “It’s moving, wise, and deeply honest, Baby Love has illuminated a crucial question for our times.”
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the lecture contact Paulita Velazquez-Fernandez in the Office of Student Engagement at Paulita.firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://students.asu.edu/discovery.