Walsh keynote at Planned Parenthood event, Dec. 4


Joan Walsh

MALVERN – Nationally recognized women’s rights advocate, MSNBC political analyst and Salon.com’s Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh will be the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood’s Chester County and Main Line Autumn Community Gathering in Malvern at the White Manor Country club, on Dec. 4.

Salon’s Editor-in-Chief for six years, Walsh is a regular on “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Politics Nation,” “All In with Chris Hayes” and “The Ed Show.” She has appeared on many other national programs including “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Now” on PBS. She is the author of “What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America,” which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” Hardball host Chris Matthews called it ‘Engaging, thoughtful, provocative, utterly persuasive.”

Before joining Salon, Walsh worked as a consultant on education and poverty issues for community groups and foundations, including the Rockefeller and Annie E. Casey Foundations. She’s written for publications ranging from Vogue to the Nation, and for newspapers including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. An avid baseball fan, she’s the co-author of “Splash Hit: The Pacific Bell Park Story,” about the building of the San Francisco Giants’ legendary waterfront stadium. Walsh divides her time between San Francisco and New York.

The luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. with a special 11 a.m. VIP reception. Individual tickets are $85 and are available for purchase at (215) 351-5534 or www.ppsp.org.

All proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood’s reproductive healthcare, education and advocacy programs and services in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

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