Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, speaker, and commentator, will be the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Fundraiser benefiting UMass Dartmouth's Women's and Gender Studies Program and Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.
The event, hosted by Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack, is being held at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons on Thursday, April 12th with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and Goodman's presentation.
Goodman's talk for the event, Supermom to Mama Grizzly: Where Are Women Headed?, will discuss how a generation after the women's movement shattered the world of Mad Men, women have kicked the doors open but left the glass ceiling in place. The big question she poses is, What's next for the next wave?
The event supports an endowment fund that provides scholarships for Women's and Gender Studies Program students and a Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality speaker series. The Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is a co-sponsor of the event.
To purchase tickets for the fundraiser, go to http://www.umassd.edu/cas/wms/resources/wmsevents/ or call the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality at 508.910.6567.
Tickets cost $100 per person, or $1,000 for table sponsorship, which includes seating for 8 and program mention.
MORE ABOUT ELLEN GOODMAN
Goodman has long been a chronicler of social change in America, especially the women's movement and its effects on our public and private lives. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist she was one of the first women to open up the op-ed pages to women's voices and became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. She continues that from her observation post now as a writer, speaker and commentator.
Goodman began her career as a researcher for Newsweek magazine in the days when only men wrote for the newsweekly. She landed a job as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press in 1965 and, in 1967, for The Boston Globe where she began writing her column in 1974. Her column has been syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group since 1976 and appears in over 300 newspapers. Goodman's first book, Turning Points, detailed the effect of the changing roles of women on the family. Six collections of her columns also have been published. She is also co-author with Patricia O'Brien of I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women's Lives.