A talk by LA journalist Tracy Gilchrist '04.
Tracy E. Gilchrist, an LGBTQ media veteran, is “Advocate’s” first-ever Feminism Editor where she writes about the intersections of issues affecting women, LGBTQ equality, and pop culture. In addition to her written contributions that include features on film and television with the stars of “The Favourite,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “The Bold Type,” Gilchrist also co-hosts “The Advocates Podcast,” the 50-plus-year-old brand’s first podcast. An experienced moderator, she has recently conducted panels for the films “Booksmart,” and “The Favourite,” and for the Netflix series “Tales of the City.” A graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she studied English and critical film theory, Gilchrist parlays her love of cinema and television into thoughtful, often playful, critiques of the mediums as they relate to current events. Gilchrist’s love of pop culture landed her a two-year stint as a correspondent on Sirius XM’s “The Frank DeCaro Show,” where she occasionally cohosted. Prior to her work on “Advocate,” Gilchrist worked for the same company as “Pride.com’s” Deputy Editor for a year, and as Editor-in-Chief of “SheWired” (Here Media’s premiere site for queer women) for eight years. She has been published in "Us," "Curve," and the "Stanford Social Innovation Review." Beyond her passion for cinema, Gilchrist has ardently given back to the LGBTQ community, moderating panels at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Los Angeles’s LGBTQ film festival Outfest and as a training ride leader and co-captain of the award-winning fundraising team Pretty Little Riders for AIDS Lifecycle.
Sponsored by the Department of English and Film Studies.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 17 at 4:30pm to 6:15pm