Madeleine Kunin to Examine the "New Feminist Agenda" at Champlain College on March 26

Former Gov. Madeleine Kunin

Former Vt. Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin, the author of the recently published book, The New Feminist Agenda, Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, will speak at Champlain College on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Aiken Hall.

Kunin, who received a Champlain College honorary degree —Doctor of Public Service — in 2008, will talk about her new book which looks back over five decades of advocacy, and offers analysis on where progress stalled, examines the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution—one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.

Kunin was the fourth woman to be elected Governor in the U.S. and the first woman to serve as Governor of Vermont. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland and immigrated to the United States with her mother and brother during World War II. She served as Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland in the Clinton Administration. She is the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a non-government organization which focuses on climate change and civic society.

At present, she is a Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont, a commentator on Vermont Public Radio, and a blogger on the Huffington Post.

Her talk at Champlain is part of the Spring Women's Empowerment Initiative speakers program and hosted by the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College and the Division of Education and Human Studies. The talk is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Julian Portilla at jportilla@champlain.edu.


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MADELEINE KUNIN AT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE: Vermont's former governor and author of The New Feminist Agenda, Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, will speak at Champlain College on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Aiken Hall. It is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Julian Portilla at jportilla@champlain.edu.


Since 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, Vt. Champlain's distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and 11 master's degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition. Champlain was named a "Top-Up-and-Coming School" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is ranked in the top tier of 2014 Regional Colleges in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu


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