LESSONS FROM 50 YEARS OF MS.
Please join us at Vroman’s Bookstore to celebrate the extraordinary new anthology
50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION (Knopf, Sept. 2023)
and engage in critical conversation – with Carmen Rios, Ms. Consulting digital editor, Lisa Niver, author of Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty and Ms. contributor, and Nayereh Tohidi, a member of the Ms. committee of scholars. We’ll explore what the future of feminism and movement journalism demands: vision that is bold, imaginative and collaborative.
DATE: October 10, 2023
LOCATION: Vromans Main Store 695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore, founded in 1894, is Southern California’s oldest and largest independently owned bookstore.
Lisa Niver and Carmen Rios will see you at Vromans on Oct 10, 2023
50 YEARS OF Ms. is a remarkable collection – five decades of the magazine’s most startling, audacious, and norm-breaking pieces. Filled with iconic covers, photos, and letters to Ms., it features a foreword from Gloria Steinem and contributions by bell hooks, Alice Walker, Pauli Murray, Eleanor Smeal, Billie Jean King, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Allison Bechdel, Brittney Cooper, Joy Harjo, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Rita Dove and many more.
Ms. remains a trusted feminist source for news, analysis and commentary, and is more critical than ever as the fights for women’s rights and for democracy face new challenges. The book is as much a reflection of the past 50 years as it is a roadmap for the path forward.
Published: Knopf – September 19th, 2023
By Lisa Niver
Published: Post Hill Press – September 19th, 2023
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the extraordinary new anthology 50 YEARS OF Ms.: THE BEST OF THE PATHFINDING MAGAZINE THAT IGNITED A REVOLUTION (Knopf, Sept. 2023) — five decades of the magazine’s most startling, audacious and norm-breaking pieces.
In a starred review, Booklist praised it as “thoughtfully curated and zestful,” noting that Ms. “continues to lead in the long battle for gender equality, an essential element in a thriving democracy.”
Because this book is as much a reflection of the past 50 years as it is a roadmap for the path forward, we are thrilled to leverage its release to engage in conversations with movement leaders around the country. Together we will explore what the future of feminism and its journalism demands: vision that is bold, imaginative and collaborative.
Many thanks for being a loyal member of the GLI community. We hope to see you soon!
JOIN US IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Thursday, Oct. 5: THE HAMMER MUSEUM
with labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Ms. publisher and Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal, Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar, Ms. Studios executive producer Michele Goodwin and Ms. consulting digital editor Carmen Rios.
Tuesday, Oct. 10: VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE
with Ms. consulting digital editor Carmen Rios, Ms. contributor Lisa Niver and Ms. Committee of Scholars member Nayereh Tohidi.
Sunday, Oct. 29: SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
with Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar, Ms. Studios executive producer Michele Goodwin, labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Ms. consulting digital editor Carmen Rios, Futures Without Violence founder and president Esta Soler, Pandia Health CEO and co-founder Sophia Yen, conceptual artist Michele Pred, NPR correspondent Renee Montagne, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, Afghan social activist Crystal Bayat, Rabbi Sari Laufer and more speakers to come.