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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.