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Award-winning speaker Allison Yarrow at Wesleyan College, April 18

April 15, 2019

 

Allison Yarrow, award-winning journalist and author, will be speaking at Wesleyan College Thursday, April 18th at 11:30am, Manget Dining Room, Olive Swann Porter Building, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia. Tickets are $35 each including lunch, can be purchased online at www.CL-SH.org. All proceeds go to benefit Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Yarrow will be reading from and discussing her highly acclaimed book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality (Harper Perennial, 2018) a critical investigation of how 90s narratives of famous and infamous women shaped the millennial generation. She has written for many publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, Time, and Newsweek. Allison was a TED resident, a national magazine award finalist, an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and is a grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She produced the award-winning Vice News documentary “Misconception,” about reproductive healthcare access and policy, and gave a TED talk called “What to Expect Post-Expecting.” Allison was raised in Macon, Georgia, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter, and son.

 

For more information, call 478/ 745-9292.

 

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