Ann Northrop, co-host of “Gay USA,” will deliver “From Debutante to Defendant: The Making of a Lesbian Activist,” a public lecture, on Thurs., April 10, 5:30 p.m. at New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East/enter at 31 Washington Place).
The event, this year’s Irving H. Jurow Lecture in NYU’s College of Arts and Science, is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Please call 212.992.9817 for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street).
Northrop, a Vassar alumna, will discuss the role of the liberal arts in social activism.
Northrop is a veteran journalist and activist who has reported for the National Journal, covering the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, and served as a producer for “The CBS Morning News.” In the late 1980s, she became an educator to teenagers on AIDS and on homosexuality for New York City’s Hetrick-Martin Institute for Lesbian and Gay Youth. In recent years, she has been an organizer of protests against government-sanctioned homophobia in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and the U.S. For nearly two decades, Northrop has co-produced and co-hosted the nationally syndicated “Gay USA” weekly TV news program.
The Irving H. Jurow Lecture is the premier endowed annual event at NYU’s College of Arts and Science (CAS). It honors the memory of one of New York University's most distinguished and most generous alumni, Irving H. Jurow, and brings to the university community, under the auspices of the College, leading intellectual and cultural figures. For more on CAS, go to: cas.nyu.edu.