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3-day series looks at reporting in the ‘post-feminist’ age

March 14, 2014

University of Rochester Humanities Project Explores Gender Equality in the Media

WHAT: The publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In created many questions about the state of feminism today, especially for women who have yet to break through the glass ceiling. A three-day film and lecture series at the University of Rochester looks at the work of female journalists, authors, and filmmakers working to bring attention to stories about motherhood in America, sex and sexuality, reproductive rights, and racial inequality.

The project takes place March 18 to 20 on the University’s River Campus and is sponsored by the University of Rochester Humanities Project, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art and Art History, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and Film and Media Studies Program.


“From Otherlands to Motherlands”
Talk given by Alissa Quart, journalist and author of Branded, Hothouse Kids, and Republic of Outsiders.
Tuesday, March 18, at 5 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

Film Screening and discussion of The Last Clinic
The Last Clinic, by Maisie Crow, documents the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. After the screening, a panel discussion will take place featuring Crow, author and collaborator Alissa Quart, Rachael Phelps, medical director, Planned Parenthood of Western and Central N.Y.; and Jennifer Creech, assistant professor of German at the University of Rochester.
Wednesday, March 19, at 5 p.m.
Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

“Creating Feminist Media”
Talk given by Andi Zeisler, Founder of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
Thursday, March 20, at 5 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

ABOUT THE HUMANITIES PROJECT: Created in 2006 by University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, the Humanities Project supports collaborations by Rochester faculty in philosophy, the arts, languages, and other fields. Individual projects involve faculty members from at least two different departments, and often with institutions in the greater Rochester community, and scholars from around the world. For more information visit,

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Eleana Kim at 585.275.8740585.275.8740 or

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