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Social Justice Journalist Liza Featherstone to Speak at FSU
03/05/2010

Social Justice Journalist Liza Featherstone to Speak at FSU
Liza Featherstone, a journalist based in New York City, will visit Frostburg State University to discuss her work on social justice activism, gender and the workplace, as well as politics and consumerism, the theme of a forthcoming book. The FSU-TV3 production LEAD-TV will feature an interactive interview with Featherstone on Tuesday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in 218 Dunkle Hall that will invite audience members to ask her questions about activism, politics, journalism and issues impacting students, such as the affordability of higher education. The event is free and open to the public.

A contributor to “The Nation” magazine, Featherstone also writes for “Slate,” The New York Times, and “Columbia Journalism Review,” among other publications. She is the author of “Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart” (Basic Books, 2004) and co-author of “Students Against Sweatshops” (Verso, 2002). She has been a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University and teaches at the City University of New York and New York University.

With the strained economic context as backdrop, Featherstone’s visit will stimulate thinking about economic and social sustainability and student activism. Her conversations with students, faculty and staff will underscore the importance of leadership development on campus and its impact in local and global communities.

The Division of Student and Educational Services, Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, Leadership Studies Minor and Department of English at Frostburg State University (FSU) are sponsoring a leadership scholar-in-residence program. Her visit is made possible in part by an FSU Faculty Development and Sabbatical Subcommittee Workshop/Speaker Grant.

FSU is recognized for providing curricular and co-curricular leadership development opportunities for students. The scholar’s visit precedes the Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership on March 26.

For information about the leadership scholar-in-residence program or Leadership Studies Minor, contact Dr. Elesha Ruminski at 301-687-4480 or elruminski@frostburg.edu.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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