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June 22 Webinar

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Throughout American history, women journalists have played a crucial role in the shaping of American ideals and institutions. And one of their key strategies was public speaking — giving speeches, lectures, and public testimony about their work. Dana Rubin has uncovered dozens of these speeches by female journalists. Many are included in her new book, Speaking While Female: 75 Extraordinary Speeches by American Women.

On June 22, she’ll join us to celebrate the publication of this groundbreaking book on the contributions of American women speakers, most of whom have been almost completely overlooked by the history books. Speaking While Female also pays tribute to the rich diversity of American women’s voices, with speeches by Black, White, Indigenous, Latina, and Asian American women, and by women of every background and class. Their stories also have lessons for today, when the work of women in journalism is more important than ever, and when women’s knowledge and expertise is crucial to the public conversation and a healthy democracy. Dana will share her insights, followed by a live discussion.

The webinar is free and open to anyone. It will be recorded and available after to JAWS members on the Member Community site.

Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m. ET
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June 22
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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