Author, MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon presents public talk on global feminism
Irin Carmon, Israeli-American journalist who covers women, politics and culture as a national reporter at MSNBC, will present a public lecture at Salve Regina University on “The Internet & Global Feminism” on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Avenue.
Presented by Mosaic, Salve Regina’s student-run newspaper, Carmon’s talk is free and open to the public.
Carmon is visiting fellow in the program for the study of reproductive justice at Yale Law School. She has written regularly for the Boston Globe, Village Voice and The Anniston Star, among others.
A graduate of Waldorf School of Garden City, she also graduated from Harvard College with a degree in literature. In 2011 she was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” and was featured in New York Magazine as a face of young feminism.
She is co-author, with Shana Knizhnik, of “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruther Bader Ginsburg.”
In the immediate aftermath of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, Carmon wrote about the “enormously consequential” term ahead. “The court has heard or agreed to hear cases involving the constitutionality of considering race in college admissions, how far states can restrict abortion, the viability of public sector unions, whether President Obama could defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and the tension between claims of religious freedom and women’s access to contraception,” she wrote.
“Now, all of the cases on the court’s docket are thrown into question, particularly as top Republicans like Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell have declared that the Senate should wait to confirm a replacement until after the November election.”