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Waldorf Alumna Irin Carmon ’01 to speak at Hunter College about her bestselling book Notorious RBG


Waldorf Alumna Irin Carmon ‘01 is a national reporter at MSNBC, where she covers gender, politics and law. Together with Shana Knizhnik, Irin is the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Dey Street Books, 2015). The book, which offers a visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Supreme Court jurist and how she has changed the world, has received numerous critical reviews (click here to read the October 25th New York Times book review) and has skyrocketed to the top of many bestseller lists.

Book Description: After half a century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute. In a class of its own, and much to Ginsburg’s own amusement, is the Notorious RBG Tumblr, which juxtaposes the diminutive but fierce Jewish grandmother with the 350-pound rapper featuring original artwork submitted from around the world.

Irin and Ms. Knizhnik will discuss their book at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue) on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. For more information about this event, click here.

While this event is already fully booked, Irin writes, “I suspect some folks RSVPed but will not show and I am allowed some guests. If interested folks email my mom at rakeffet@carmonlaw.com by the end of today, Wednesday, November 4th, I will do my best to get them on the guest list.” (Thanks Irin!) In addition, tomorrow night’s event will be livestreamed at www.livestream.com/roosevelthouse/notorious-rbg and aired on CSPAN.

In addition to being a national reporter at MSNBC, Irin is also a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice. Previously she was a staff writer at Salon and Jezebel. Irin graduated from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001 and is a 2005 graduate of Harvard College.

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