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Free Speech Movement Cafe
James K. Moffitt Undergraduate Library, University of California,, Berkeley, California 94720
«I Am *Probably* Not Melting»: On Cautious Optimism
Alexandra Petri, Satirical columnist for The Washington Post
Hosted by the Berkeley Forum and the Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Committee
For many, just getting out of bed can be a struggle. Walking out of the house can be an entirely different nightmare. It's columnist Alexandra Petri's job at the Washington Post to make the world seem a little less terrifying. Petri will offer her wisdom and wit for an event she calls: Rational Optimism In A Time When Everything Seems To Be On Fire, or «If You Can Keep Your Head When All Around You Are Losing Theirs Maybe You Just Haven't Grasped The Magnitude Of The Problem.»
Alexandra Petri is the columnist behind the Washington Post's Compost blog, where she writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on today's news, politics and points of views. After graduating from Harvard College in 2010, she became the youngest person to write a column in the Washington Post. She is also a playwright and author: Her memoir, «A Field Guide to Awkward Silences,» published in 2015. Petri has once performed at an international whistling competition, and her first column in the Harvard Crimson was about Craigslist's «casual encounters» page.
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 6-8pm (see below for more details about admission)
Location: Free Speech Movement Cafe
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