Co-founder of Bitch Magazine to kick off Women’s History Month at Sage

February 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

TROY, NY – The Sage Colleges is pleased to welcome co-founder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler to its Russell Sage campus on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Zeisler will kick off Women’s History Month with her talk entitled Feminism and Pop Culture.

Zeisler is a freelance writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in periodicals and newspapers ranging from the San Francisco Chronicle and Ms. to BUST magazine. She is
co-editor of BitchFest:10 Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. Zeisler will share themes from her most recent book Feminism and Pop Culture.

Women’s History Month Convocation is sponsored by the Helen M. Upton Center at Sage. The center was founded in 1990 to be the intellectual and community focus for Women's Studies and women's issues at Russell Sage College.

Helen Merritt Upton (1914-1993) was a member of the Russell Sage Class of 1936, and a single mother before such a term existed. She went on to become a professor of history at Sage and, in the early 1970s, she co-taught the first Women's Studies course offered at Russell Sage College. Professor Upton was a gifted and a popular teacher, as well as an internationally-recognized scholar in the field of Shaker history. Today the Helen M. Upton Scholarship is given to a student who, as Helen herself did, struggles to balance family and school responsibilities.

The event in Bush Memorial Center is free and open to the public. For more information about the convocation contact Shealeen Meaney at (518) 244-2306 or

Opportunity for coverage: Zeisler will be available to speak with media at the conclusion of the convocation.

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