A LIFETIME OF LEARNING
Do It Anyway: The Real Deal on Activist Work in a Complex Time
Courtney E. Martin chronicles -- and encourages -- the current generation of young activists and feminists. She's an editor at Feministing.com and the author of "Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists."
In her new book "Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists", Courtney E. Martin proﬁles eight young people doing social justice work. It's a fascinating look at the generation of world-changers who are now stepping up to the plate. And as an editor at Feministing.com, the most highly read feminist publication in the world, Martin watches an evolving world of a feminism empowered by social media.
Martin's ﬁrst book was "Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection Is Harming Young Women"; an anthology "Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists", co-edited with J. Courtney Sullivan, was released last year. Martin is also a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect; she's appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, CNN and MSNBC, and held her own against Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham.
""Do It Anyway" asks the most difficult question possible: How can I make my life meaningful? The answers are varied, transformational, and necessary for us all."
Presented by Continuing Education at the University of Utah in partnership with The Office of Engagement, the 62nd Annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture featuring Courtney Martin was held on January 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Union Ballroom. The lecture was free and open to the public.
You may also check out last year's lecture from Dr. Scott Sampson: "Can Topophilia Save the World?"