Media Alert

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MEDIA ADVISORY
Alissa McGeehan, Public Relations Executive
amcgeehan149@g.rwu.edu
617.680.5411

Roger Williams University hosts acclaimed writer and
feminist Marianne Schnall

 What: Speaker Event
              Roger Williams University will host the widely published writer and
feminist, Marianne Schnall, to discuss her new book “What Will It
Take to Make a Woman President.”

When: Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 6:00pm

Where: See directions at bottom of the page under ‘media instructions’

Who:   Marianne Schnall, acclaimed feminist and author
               Femist.com, The Huffington Post

Why:   Roger Williams University is hosting Marianne Schnall in hopes of
raising awareness of current feminist issues while empowering
young women in the Roger Williams Community. Schnall will be
addressing the issues, interviews, and ideas articulated in her new
book “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President.” Topics in
her book include Schnall’s journey to discover why women have
been held back while addressing political matters including how
society has shaped the role of a woman. Her discussion will also
examine what needs to change in order to elect a woman as
president, a relevant political matter we are facing today with
several women presidential candidates.

Background: Marianne Schnall is a widely acclaimed and published writer
whose work has appeared in In Style, CNN.com, TIME.com, and O, The
Oprah Magazine,
to name a few. Additionally, she has devoted more
than 20 years to Feminist.com, What will it Take to Make a Woman
President,
and the feminist movement.

 Media Instructions:  Please set up cameras in the back of the room.
Photographers are welcome. There will be a Q&A session and
several photo opportunities during and following the program.

Roger William’s Feinstein College of Art and Sciences, Room 157

Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Rd
Bristol RI, 02809

Parking will be located on campus in A lot, please go past the Roger
Williams University main entrance to the last entrance near the
North Campus Residence Hall. Take a right into the entrance,
continue straight and go past the tennis courts. There will be a
sign marking “A lot” where guests will park. Shuttles will be
provided to Feinstein College of Art and Sciences Room 157 every
10 minutes beginning at 4:30 pm. At the end of the event shuttles
will be provided to A lot from the discussion.

For more information contained in this release please contact Alissa McGeehan, Public Relations Executive at Roger Williams University at 617-680-5481 or amcgeehan149@g.rwu.edu.