Celia Wexler

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Does Sexism in the Catholic Church and the Decline of the News Media Explain the 2016 Election?

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1 – 2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Author Celia Wexler likes tells the history of institutions through the lens of personal experience—in her two books, Out of the News, honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, and Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories of Hurt and Hope, a finalist in the Forward Indies Book of the Year awards. Through her profiles of journalists and Catholic feminists, Wexler identifies the fault lines in the news business and the misogyny in the Catholic Church. The trends that each book identifies, Wexler says, help explain the 2016 election, when declining trust in the media led to political polarization. The misogyny of US bishops who opposed Obamacare depressed the white Catholic vote in 2016. In each book, Wexler tells the stories of exceptional individuals, including The Wire’s David Simon; investigative reporter Chuck Lewis; ABC reporter Beverley Lumpkin; and Catholic feminists Sister Simone Campbell, pro-choice activist Frances Kissling and LGBT advocate Marianne Duddy-Burke.

PRICE: $25 members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch) $10 Lecture Only



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