Mercer to Host Women’s History Month Talk by Supreme Court Lawyer Dr. Linda Hirshman

Dr. Linda Hirshman

MACON – Mercer University will observe Women’s History Month with a talk by Supreme Court lawyer Dr. Linda Hirshman, titled “Reckoning: The 50-Year Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment,” March 14 at 6 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, School of Law Dean’s Office, McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles and QuadWorks L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Education and Diversity).

The talk will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with Dr. Hirshman.

Dr. Hirshman is a lawyer, cultural historian and the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and many other books. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She has taught philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, the Daily Beast and POLITICO. She lives in Arizona and New York City.