Berger Events

Announcing the Health Speaker Series:


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Announcing the 5th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop on Friday, February 7th:


Click here to register for the event!

September 18, 2013: Zach Wahls, “What Makes A Family?” The son of two lesbian mothers, this 19-year-old University of Iowa student shares his fresh, bold perspective on the issue of gay marriage. Co-sponsored with the Athenaeum.

September 23, 2013: Gloria Allred, “Women’s Rights and Women’s Wrongs – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” Allred currently serves as president of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Time magazine called her “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes.” Co-sponsored with the Athenaeum, ASCMC, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Center for Writing and Public Discourse.

November 25, 2013: Kimberly Reed, director and producer of the film Prodigal Sons, which documents her return to her small hometown in Montana for her high school reunion to reconcile her relationship with her adopted brother Marc. The events that follow from this simple mission are breathtaking in their scope as Kimberly wrestles with issues of sibling rivalry, surprising ancestries, and gender identity. The film premiered at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. Following the premiere, the film was shown at over a hundred film festivals, on television, and at theaters around the world.  Prior to PRODIGAL SONS, Reed was also the producer/editor/writer for Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011), released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films. Kimberly Reed is a proud GLSEN board member, a summa cum laude graduate of U.C. Berkeley, a New York City resident, and a Montana native. Click here to make reservations.

February 4, 2014: Lunch with Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, and activist, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues.”

February 11, 2014: Rebecca Jo Plant, author of Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America. Plant is currently an associate professor in the History Department at the University of California, San Diego. Recently, she has been researching and writing about the psychological, social and political consequences of war in the nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S.

February 13, 2014: Kathy DeBoer, at noon in the Athenaeum. Ms. DeBoer is currently Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the author of Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently. DeBoer examines many of the non-physical differences between the sexes (their values and fears, conversation, behavior, psychological adjustment, etc.), then helps define these and other variables as they relate to gender differences in both competitive play and competitive work environments. Finally, DeBoer offers detailed suggestions on how men and women can communicate, understand, and ultimately overcome their differences.

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