Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bay Buchanan, Feminist, at U of MN 

The Minnesota Association of Scholars (MAS), for which King and I are both Board Members, is sponsoring a talk on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM at Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Avenue. The event is free for any college student showing a current student ID and MAS members. General public admission is $10. Here are the details:

Bay Buchanan to Speak at U of M

Minnesota Association of Scholars presents controversial feminist.

St. Paul, Minn. -- An association of Minnesota college and university professors who promote free expression on college campuses is sponsoring a lecture on

�Feminism and the 2008 Election�

by conservative CNN commentator Bay Buchanan. George magazine once recognized Ms. Buchanan as one of the top 20 political women in the country. She was the youngest person ever to hold the position of Treasurer of the United States.

A steadfast right-to-life champion, she co-anchored �Equal Time� on CNBC and MSNBC and worked as a political analyst for �Good Morning America.� Ken Doyle, president of MAS says, �We simply want to encourage reasoned discussion and debate on the role of feminism in today�s political process.�

The event is co-sponsored by Young America�s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by to promote intellectual diversity by exposing college and university students to the best of conservative thinking. A student group at the College of St. Catherine has invited Ms. Buchanan to tea and conversation the afternoon before her talk at the U of M.
If she were not a conservative, would CNN label her a "liberal" commentator? I don't think so.

St. Kate's has canceled the tea and conversation event under the specious claim that such an event might endanger its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Update, 9:15 PM Sunday: Since St. Kate's won't let Bay Buchanan speak on campus, Bay will speak on "Feminism Today" at the Luci Ancora Restaurant, 2060 Cleveland Avenue (at Randolph) from 3:00 PM to 4:30, on Wednesday, October 22. Luci Ancora is across the street from the gates to the St. Kate campus. We welcome St. Kate and administrators and students to join us for a professional, polite discussion on this topic.