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ISU Women’s History Month keynoter Andi Zeisler to speak March 11

Posted March 2, 2011

The Idaho State University Women's History Month Committee is proud to present the 2011 Women's History Month keynote speaker, Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media.

The free, public keynote is scheduled for Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C on the ISU campus.

Zeisler is the co-founder and editorial/creative director of Bitch Media, the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. The magazine began in 1996 as an all-volunteer 'zine with a circulation of 300 and is now an internationally distributed quarterly magazine with a circulation of 50,000. Bitch Media itself is a reader-supported multimedia organization devoted to education and media literacy. 

Zeisler's keynote will address the intersections of popular culture, feminism, and activism, particularly in the context of new technology. It is a great opportunity for anyone to come and listen to a talented writer, passionate activist and inspiring speaker. 

A longtime freelance writer, editor, and illustrator, Zeisler's work has appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers, including Ms., Mother Jones, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, Utne, BUST, the Women’s Review of Books, Skirt!, The Bark and Hues.

She is a former pop-music columnist for the SF Weekly and the East Bay Express, and has contributed to the anthologies "Young Wive'’ Tales" and "Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women's Friendship," both from Seal Press. She is the coeditor of "BitchFest: 10 Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine" and the author of "Feminism and Pop Culture." Zeisler now lives in Portland, Ore., with her family and speaks frequently on the subject of feminism and the media at various colleges and universities.

For additional information on other upcoming Women's History Month events, consult the calendar found on the Anderson Center website www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate Cultural Affairs Council.

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