Friends of the LBJ Library | Jun, 8 2023 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Friends members and their children or grandchildren are invited to join us for a gallery talk and refreshments on June 8, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Julia Mickenberg, Professor of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, will speak to members about The Lorax and the politics of children’s literature. We will also have activities for the children in attendance within The Lorax exhibit space.
The exhibition The Lorax: Who Speaks for the Trees Now? is currently on display in the Great Hall of the Library. The temporary exhibition, on display through September 24, 2023, features the original artwork from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and explains how and why he donated it to the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.
About the Speaker
Dr. Julia L. Mickenberg grew up in Connecticut, about 90 miles from New York City. She holds an A.B. degree in American Civilization from Brown University and a Ph.D. in American Studies with a minor in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota. Professor Mickenberg is an interdisciplinary historian of women, children, and radical cultures in the twentieth century.
Through courses taught and in her role as a leader of the campus conversations and chair of the faculty innovation task force, she became increasingly interested in higher education as an institution of both liberatory possibility and social control. As a Provost Teaching Fellow, she is working on highlighting the value of the humanities.
Join us for this special members-only opportunity to hear from Dr. Mickenberg and tour The Lorax exhibition before it closes.
Space is limited. Please RVSP by registering below.