Past Events Gallery :: Rebecca Walker
Came to Eckerd November 5th, 2007
Rebecca Walker is author of To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, in print for more than ten years, and has taught in Gender Studies programs around the world; the bestselling memoir Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, Rebecca's new memoir, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence was published in March 2007. As a speaker and lecturer, Rebecca has presented at hundreds of high schools and universities including Exeter, Head Royce, Harvard, Oberlin, Smith, MIT, and Stanford. has been a consultant on generational differences, diversity, and the role of gender in the workplace for Sony Music, Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase. She has been featured on Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, and Oprah. Rebecca teaches the art of memoir at workshops, MFA programs, and writing conferences internationally, and offers private manuscript consultation to writers of both fiction and non-fiction. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, BookForum, The Huffington Post, Babble, Salon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Child, Plum, Essence, Buddahdarma, and several award-winning anthologies.
After graduating from Yale in 1992, Rebecca co-founded the Third Wave Foundation, a non-profit that works through grant-making, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy to support young women ages 15 to 30 working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Rebecca currently sits on the boards of Children As They Are, and the environmental organization Save The Bay.
Rebecca is the daughter of Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Alice Walker and esteemed civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal. She lives in Hawaii and Northern California with her son and his father.