UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) will welcome co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead to campus March 1, at 6 p.m. at the University’s Claire T Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room.
The comedian, writer, producer, and blogger will offer the keynote address for this year’s Women’s History Month: The Body Politic, to discuss her work with reproductive justice in the current political atmosphere.
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has changed the very landscape of how people get their news. As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show. Her first book, Lizz Free Or Die, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews and the paperback was released in May of 2013.
Lizz Winstead’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People” issue. Winstead continues to make numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents, HBO, CNN as well as, her regular commentary on MSNBC.
Originally founded in 1970 as the Women's Center, CWGS is a voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, with the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all.