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Feminist cultural critic wraps up Women’s History Month at Whitworth with March 31 lecture

March 27, 2015

Whitworth University’s Women and Gender Studies Program will host feminist writer and cultural critic
Andi Zeisler for a public lecture on March 31 at 6 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. The lecture, “Don’t Just Change the Channel: Why Pop Culture Matters to Feminism, Activism and Social Justice,” is free and open to the public.

In her lecture, Zeisler, a feminist publishing professional from Portland, Ore., will argue that simply changing the channel on offensive media ignores the reality of how media and popular culture permeate every aspect of our lives. She will also speak about the importance of popular culture in feminist activism.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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