50 Years of Ms.

A Panel Discussion

Author Talk
Thursday, Dec 7 @ 7:30pm

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This talk will take place at Atlanta History Center Midtown (includes Margaret Mitchell House), 979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.


Join Atlanta History Center for a special panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the trailblazing magazine, Ms.

Since its earliest days, Ms. has been a brazen act of independence, demonstrating the untapped potential for journalism that centers news and analysis on women and their lives. The magazine’s new book,50 Years of Ms., showcases it all, decade by decade, as well as behind-the-scenes photographs that reveal and reflect the changes set in motion by Ms.—and, of course, the iconic covers that galvanized readers.

It is a stunning collection: 500-plus pages filled with the best of the magazine’s features and award-winning fiction and poetry. Naturally, no Ms. anthology would be complete without highlights from the thousands of letters to the editors that poured in over the years from women and men, girls and boys, from across the country and around the globe.

As it proudly features some of the most revolutionary writers and thinkers of the past half century, the book is as much a reflection on the era as it is a road map for the path forward.

About the Panelists

Katherine (Kathy) Spillar is the Executive Editor of Ms. and editor of and contributor to 50 Years of Ms: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine that Ignited a Revolution. Under her oversight, Ms. has increased its investigative reporting and in-depth analysis and today is the largest print and online feminist platform—reaching millions from across the globe via the quarterly print magazine, a vibrant and popular website, a robust daily and weekly e-newsletter mailing list, social media, the innovative digital textbook resource Ms. Classroom and audio and video programming from Ms. Studios. Kathy is also the Executive Director of Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment and non-violence; one of the founders, she has been a driving force in executing the organizations’ diverse programs securing women’s rights both domestically and globally since its inception in 1987.

Pat Mitchell is an award-winning journalist, producer and media executive who broke new ground for women as the first woman president of PBS and of CNN Productions. She is the co-founder, host and editorial director for TEDWomen and co-founder and managing partner of ConnectedWomenLeaders, a cohort of global women leaders. She serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, The Skoll Foundation, Participant Media, The Woodruff Arts Center and the VDAY movement to end violence, and she’s also a member of CARE’s Global Advisory Council and Chair Emerita of the Women’s Media Center. In her memoir, “Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World,” Pat shares her journey as a frontline advocate for a just, equitable and sustainable world.

Stacy Keltner is a Ms. contributor and member of the Ms. Committee of Scholars and the chair of Kennesaw State University's Radow College's Interdisciplinary Studies Department. She is a first-generation college graduate, professor, scholar and activist who has dedicated her career to creating curricula and programming for interdisciplinary, social-justice-oriented and feminist education—she has served as Kennesaw's Coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies, Director of the MA in American Studies, and Associate Chair of ISD and is a former President of The Association for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the South. Stacy is the author or editor of three books.

Stephane Dunn, PhD, MA, MFA, is a writer, filmmaker, cultural critic and Ms. contributor with specialization in gender and race. She is the author of Finish Line/Tirota Social Impact Screenplay winner Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films, and Snitchers, and has written and produced several short films. She has been featured on A&E, E! Entertainment, NPR and the 2022 documentary Body Parts, and her writing has appeared in Ms., Newsweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN.com., The Atlantic, Vogue.com and TheRoot, among others. Professor Dunn co-founded and chairs the Morehouse Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies department.

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