Sunday, March 30, 2008

Come find me in Boulder (and bring a list for the List Slam!)

During the week of April 7 - 11, I'll be participating in an amazing conference, officially called Conference of World Affairs, informally dubbed the "Conference of Everything Conceivable." It's sponsored by Colorado University at Boulder. If you or your friends will be in Boulder, come to some of the sessions/parties/events and say hi. All sessions are free and open to the public!

I'll be speaking on these panels:

Publishing a Book: Tales from the Trenches

Too Busy To Fall In Love

Why Young Voters Care Again

Feminism: The New F Word

Why We Write

The Power of Facebook

Things We Wish We'd Learned in College: A List Slam

This will be the second year that I participate. It's an amazing community-intellectual event--super-stimulating and fun. All the events are free so if you happen to live nearby, or want to take an intellectual vacation, come join us.

Here's how the CWA describes itself:

"The Conference on World Affairs was founded in 1948, originally as a forum on international affairs. CWA expanded rapidly to encompass the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and so on. Roger Ebert, who holds a record of thirty-seven consecutive years of participation in the CWA, refers to the event as “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.”


The Lone Beader said...

Yes! The power of Facebook!! Sorry I can't make it. I'm off to Europe soon. :D

Jennifer Herbst said...

Hi Sasha! I just came (left early) from the "Feminist: The new F word" panel here in Boulder, Colorado. I wish I had been strong enough to stay and stand and dialogue with you a bit, because I felt that you are such an intelligent woman with so much to offer. I wanted to say something about the "inner journey" of feminism...the inner work of women to shake the cultural identity that is so impressed upon us, and creates such terror in the possibility of shedding, especially with so fewer role models... but I was so goddamn irritated with the other panelists I had to leave!!! I felt the woman to your left had some nerve telling people that "god loves you" as a response to gender issues...and frankly the man to your right, though well intentioned, seemed to spark the same old defensive dialogue that I am used to hearing when the "F" word is brought up. Props to you for shining on that panel with such integrity, intelligence, and creativity. Thank you! - Jennifer