Distinguished Lecture Series: Courtney Martin, "The New Better Off"

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:00 am

Li Ka Shing Conference Center, Paul Berg Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Center on Longevity

Courtney Martin is an author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being. Her latest book, The New Better Off, explores how people are re-defining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff). Courtney is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and a strategist for the TED Prize. She is also co-founder and partner at Valenti Martin Media and FRESH Speakers Bureau, and editor emeritus at Feministing.com.

Courtney has authored/edited six books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women, and her work appears frequently in national publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Courtney has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely at conferences and colleges. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre.

She lives with her family in a co-housing community, called Temescal Commons, in Oakland. Read more about her work at www.courtneyemartin.com.  

A book signing will follow the event.

When:
Friday, May 12, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where:
Li Ka Shing Conference Center, Paul Berg Hall Map
Admission:

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tags:

Diversity Lecture / Reading Humanities Women / Gender Careers 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Contact:
650.723.2783, rbosmans@stanford.edu