Nationally recognized journalist, speechwriter and speaker Dana Rubin shares the long-overlooked history of female orators in America at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Allen Public Library. Admission to the program is free, and it will be web-cast live at https://actv.org/ by clicking on the WATCH button.
This is the first anthology to make the argument that women’s voices have been crucial to the founding and development of the nation, and that without them we can’t understand the history of our country. Rubin’s book provides cogent evidence that women have changed the world with their ideas and their public voices, even though the history books have obscured this. From the American colonial period to the present, our nation was fundamentally shaped by the ideas of women, primarily expressed through the spoken word. Speeches by American women shaping the national debates and defining American values are presented in this concise anthology.
“This is a vital book,” notes Jon Meacham, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. “By identifying and elevating the voices of women across the ages, Dana Rubin has successfully led all of us to examine our assumptions and to listen with new ears and open minds. Carefully curated, deftly edited, and brilliantly brought together, this is a collection that will not be silenced, but heard.”
Billie Jean King, winner of 39 Grand Slam titles and an activist for gender equality declares, “The legacy of women’s speech in America is strong, showing us the importance of celebrating our history with future generations.”
Focusing on expanding diverse female voices and viewpoints in the public discourse, Dana Rubin has appeared on C-Span and TEDx Talks. The Rockefeller Foundation and New York City Police Department are among her clients.
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