Noted author, journalist and feminist Rebecca Walker – named one of the 50 most influential leaders of her generation by Time magazine – speaks this evening at the Nott Memorial at 6 p.m. She will discuss “The End of Feminism: Why Feminism as We Know it Must Transform.”
The talk, part of the Presidential Forum on Diversity series, is one of several programs focusing on women and their unique contributions to society during the College’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of co-education at Union.
Walker is the author of the best-selling memoir “Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self,” and she has written extensively on race, gender politics and the changing face of contemporary American feminism. Her mother, Alice, is the acclaimed African-American author who won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for “The Color Purple.” The two became estranged following the publication of the younger Walker’s memoir and their differing views of feminism, among other issues.
Rebecca Walker’s second memoir, “Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood after a Lifetime of Ambivalence,” chronicles the arrival of her son, Tenzin, in December 2004. Her anthology, “To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism,” has become a staple of women’s studies programs.
Walker’s talk is free and open to the public.