Women as Public Intellectuals
The Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)
Free, registration required
2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of Jane Jacobs’ classic “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” – a book that fundamentally changed our understanding of what makes a city livable. Jacobs was ‘an outsider’, yet her book had a profound impact, as did two other books, also written by women during the same period: Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” and Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique”.
What is the legacy of these women as public intellectuals, and who is taking up the challenges today? How are women today continuing the tradition of Jacobs, Carson and Friedan?
Please join us for an esteemed panel and lively conversation.