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Feminist, author of ‘All the Single Ladies’ to address Denverites (single or otherwise)

Author: Dan Njegomir - September 7, 2017 - Updated: September 7, 2017

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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado isn’t just about abortion rights and reproductive rights; as part of that core mission, it champions women’s rights in general. And on Sept. 14, it is bringing one of the country’s more prominent feminist voices, award-winning author Rebecca Traister, to Denver to talk about women and society. A big topic, to be sure, but it’s a big country, so there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Traister will be featured speaker at a Women’s Leadership Council Lunch, and the discussion no doubt will touch on some of her published work. She penned 2010’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” about women and the 2008 presidential election, and more recently, “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.”

From a NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado press release:

Her interviews of Hillary Clinton during and after the 2016 campaign stand out as some of the most original and incisive articles about Hillary and the tumultuous 2016 political cycle itself. Traister has also written for the Washington Post and The New York Observer and has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist. She is a winner of the 2016 Hillman Prize for Analysis and Opinion Journalism.

The press release quotes NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Executive Director Karen Middleton:

“Rebecca is one of the sharpest, most astute voices speaking truths about feminism and our changing political landscape … We are honored she will be joining us in Denver for what should be a great discussion on where we are now and where we go from here.”

Here are the event details:

WHAT: “All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women & The Rise of An Independent Nation” Discussion with author and feminist Rebecca Traister

WHERE: History Colorado, 1200 N. Broadway

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 14. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.