Jean Kilbourne “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising & Addiction”

Jean Kilbourne “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising & Addiction”
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 7 pm

Main Theater, Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (directions)
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

In this lecture as featured speaker for the 2007 Leslie William Symposium (part of the Jane M. G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series), Dr. Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the alcohol and tobacco industries to keep Americans hooked on their dangerous products. Sponsored by the Women’s Forum.

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Her films, slide lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses today. Her book, Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, won the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2000. She is also known for her award-winning documentaries Killing Us Softly, Slim Hopes, and Calling the Shots.

Jay Carr, film critic for The Boston Globe, wrote, “With skill, humor and acuteness, Kilbourne encourages action against these society-weakening images. Never shrill, her indictment is, if anything, understated.”

Contact: Shawnee State University Women’s Center Director Dr. Roberta Milliken at rmilliken -at- or 740-351-3738


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