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Virtual: Gail Collins, The Newest Women's Liberation

Presented with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center


The 1970s ad was groundbreaking: “You’re not getting older . . . you’re getting better,” promoting the campaign for hair dye, after centuries of mature women being almost dispensable once they could no longer reproduce. Now, no longer rearing children or climbing corporate ladders, older women are discovering new freedom . . . and the blessings of their golden years.

In her latest book, No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins traces Americans’ complicated relationship with aging, and how women have been on the front lines of the battle against youthism.


Hosting presidents, vice presidents, secretaries of state, Supreme Court justices, world leaders, major journalists, and activists, the Streicker Center satisfies the community’s hunger for political understanding and engagement. Broadway stars, Academy Award winners, bestselling authors, film directors, world renowned musicians, comedians, and even magicians quench the thirst for entertainment. From history to culture, food to politics, we celebrate and explore it all. And night after night, the Streicker Center offers opportunities for discussion and debate about the most challenging and important issues of the day, from anti-Semitism, fake news, immigration, and racism.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:30pm EDT
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