Opening Keynote: Dorothy Wickenden

10:00 am - Cohen Room, 1st floor

Opening Remarks by Bethlehem Mayor J. William Reynolds, introduction by Janie Santoro, City of Bethlehem's Director of Equity and Inclusion. 

Keynote speaker Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker, author of The Agitators, introduction by East Penn School District Studen, Olivia Pinocci-Wrightsman

Dorothy Wickenden, the executive editor of The New Yorker and the host of its weekly podcast “Politics and More,” is the author of The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights and the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, and she edited The New Republic Reader: Eighty Years of Opinion and Debate.

Nothing Daunted was a Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, and The Boston Globe. Wickenden and her husband live in Westchester, New York. 

Dorothy Wickenden will be introduced by Olivia Pinocci-Wrightsman. Olivia is a senior at Emmaus High School who is heavily involved in community activism and politics. She is currently a student fellow on Congresswoman Susan Wild's Campaign, as well as the president of her school's National Honor Society, Young Democrats, and Students Organizing Against Racism clubs. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and plans to study political science in college next year.