Women's Week panel to include feminist blog duo

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Women’s Week panel to include feminist blog duo

The University Program Council will present a UNL Women’s Week event, “Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered,” at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Regency Suite of the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets.

Two editors from the feminist blog http://www.feministing.com, Katie Halper and Zerlina Maxwell, will be joined by a student panelist. This event will be free and open to the public.

Feministing.com is a blog created in 2004 to make feminism more accessible to young people and to allow feminists and their allies to have a place to connect and encourage activism. Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, Comedy Central and the Huffington Post. Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, CNN.com and BET.com. They will share their experiences as writers and commentators in this national conversation, and will be joined by Ruth Boettner of Lincoln, a UNL student panelist who will bring a local perspective to the table as a contributing writer for the Daily Nebraskan.

The event will also feature a question-and-answer session and discussion that will focus on the meaning and purpose of feminism, how the movement has transitioned over the last decade and the major issues that will affect its future.

UNL Women’s Week is an annual series of campus and community events coordinated by the Women’s Center. For a full list of events, go to http://involved.unl.eduj/womens-week. The University Program Council is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the UNL community.

Katie Halper
Zerlina Maxwell

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