New York Times columnist Gail Collins will discuss "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present,” as part of the Plan II Honors Program's Liz Carpenter Lecture Series.
Collins was the first woman to edit the New York Times op-ed page and has written six books, including "As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.” In 2009 she published "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present,” a summary of the American women’s social and political history over the past 50 years.
Collins writes a semi-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times, published Thursdays and Saturdays. She also co-authors a New York Times blog, The Conversation, with David Brooks.
Established in 1984, the Liz Carpenter Lectureship has featured such notables as President Bill Clinton, President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Egyptian first lady Jehan Sadat, investigative journalist and former White House Press Secretary Bill Moyers, and chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall.
The lectureship has also featured a number of renowned writers including Maya Angelou, Betty Friedan, Nora Ephron, Shana Alexander and Jean Auel, and nationally known humorists Fannie Flagg and Carol Channing. Last year, the speaker was Pulitzer-prize winning author Nicholas Kristoff.
The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.