Secrets, Shandas and Feminism: An Afternoon with Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Join American Jewish University for an intriguing afternoon filled with captivating stories featuring the renowned author and feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with a trailblazing figure and gain insights into the intricate tapestry of secrets, family, and feminist aspirations.
Doors Open: 3 pm
Author Talk: 4-5 pm
Book Signing: 5-6 pm
Each ticket includes a copy of Letty’s newest book, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy. You must be present at the event to collect your copy.
There is limited underground parking available at 1118 N McCadden Pl., Los
Angeles, CA 90038 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center–Anita May Rosenstein Campus.
First come, first serve.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin is a writer and pioneering feminist activist. A cofounder of Ms. magazine, her latest book is, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy. Pogrebin’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Forward, and many more. She is a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and she currently serves on the board of Brandeis University Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Ms. Pogrebin’s honors include an Emmy Award for her work on Free to Be You and Me. Letty Cottin Pogrebin lives with her husband in New York City and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.
Mark Oppenheimer received his B.A. in history from Yale in 1996 and his Ph.D. in American religious history from Yale in 2003, the year that he published his first book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: American Religion and the Age of Counterculture.
Since then, Oppenheimer has taught at Stanford, Wellesley, NYU, Boston College (where he was the Corcoran Visiting Professor in Christian-Jewish Relations), and Yale, where for sixteen years he directed the Yale Journalism Initiative. From 2010-2016, he wrote The Beliefs column, About Religion, for The New York Times. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and five books, the most recent of which is Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and The Soul of a Neighborhood.
A popular speaker and lecturer, Oppenheimer is the creator of two podcasts: Unorthodox, about Jewish life and culture, which he hosted from 2015-2023 and while had over seven million downloads, and Gatecrashers: The Hidden History of Jews in the Ivy League (2022). He is currently writing biographies of author Judy Blume and newspaper columnist Ann Landers.