Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:
Lilly Ledbetter’s fight for equal pay for equal work is set to get the big screen treatment! Feminist Filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s award-winning script, Ledbetter, explores the titular star’s historic face-off with tire giant Goodyear; with it, the veteran director is rebooting the woman-driven, socially conscious drama genre. Go Lilly!
Be on the look out for Pandemic, the newest book from Sonia Shah, set for release in February 2016. Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera–one of history’s most disruptive and deadly pathogens–and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs.
Check out another thoughtful and positive review of Caroline De Robertis’ newest novel: The Gods of Tango.
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