Renowned Author Naomi Wolf to Speak at Trinity University


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Oct. 29, 2013

Renowned Author Naomi Wolf to Speak at Trinity University


Wolf, a social critic, to explore government intrusion into personal life during Trinity’s Maverick Lecture presentation


Naomi WolfSAN ANTONIO - Naomi Wolf, writer, political activist, and social critic, will examine the intersection of government interests and personal freedom as the guest speaker of Trinity University's Maverick Lecture Series.  Her presentation, "Public Liberty, Private Liberty: When the State Tries to Get into your Private Business," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Trinity's Stieren Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Wolf first rose to fame for her international bestseller The Beauty Myth, which challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s. The New York Times called it one of the most important books of the 20th century.

She is also the author of The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, which was a call to action to preserve liberty and democracy. The book won the 2008 Nautilus Books Silver Award for social change and activism. Her work also includes Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, a book that provided tools to promote civic engagement and create sustainable democracy.

In addition, Wolf is a regular columnist for The Guardian US and Project Syndicate.  She is a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post and writes cultural commentary for The Washington Post and Harper's Bazaar.

She is the co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization that teaches leadership to young women, and The American Freedom Campaign, a grassroots democracy movement.

The Maverick Lecture Series is made possible by the William and Salomé Scanlan Foundation.