Please join us in the Hatfield Room at 4:30 on Wednesday 11/29 as Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl share their bestselling children’s books, Rad American Women A to Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and discuss “how to be rad in difficult times.” This event is free and open to the public, and it’s family friendly. We’ll have coffee and cookies, and the Willamette store will have books available for purchase. A book signing will follow the discussion.
This event is sponsored by Civic Communication and Media department, with significant support from Willamette’s Mellon-funded Learning By Creating initiative.
During their Willamette visit, Schatz and Klein Stahl will also lead a half-day workshop for students in CCM/AES/WGS 342, my course on U.S. Women’s Activism Since 1920. The workshop will support students’ collaborative project: a collection of visual portraits, biographies, and critical essays designed to enrich public understanding of women’s contributions to American life. In addition, students will interview Schatz and Klein Stahl for the KMUZ radio show Worldviews Wednesdays, as part of the La Chispa project led by Professor Catalina de Onís.
About the speakers:
Kate Schatz is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. She’s a writer, editor, and educator, who’s been passionate about both writing and politics since she was a kid. She’s a co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she lives with her family on the island of Alameda.
Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address equity through the lens of the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. She lives in Berkeley, California with her wife, artist Lena Wolff, daughter Hazel, and their dog Lenny.
A Facebook page for the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/140523173385824/