Appearances

UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • March 2024 - Speech to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Costa Mesa, California.
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PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • November 2023 - Cambridge Union, England: Debate on Fitness of the American Constitution.

Cambridge Union - pre Debate about the U.S. Constitution - 11/16/23

  • November 2023 - Speaker, Cambridge University, England: Reproductive Rights organization

Cambridge University for Reproductive Rights talk 11/15/23

  • September 2022 - Acceptance Address on receiving Spirit of Vassar Award.

  • 2021 - Convocation address for New York Historical Society on the effects and accomplishments of RBG and the ACLU (virtual).
  • 2021 - Honorary speaker, Vassar College 55th class of ’66 reunion (virtual).
  • December 2020 - Conversation (broadcast and live and online) with Vassar alumna, Helen Pankhurst, OBE and Clark Scholar, moderated by Vassar alumna, Valerie Paley ’83 (Chief Historian and Director of the Director of the Klingenstein Library of the New York Historical Society, on “Reflections on Women’s Rights Present and Future.

  • October 15, 2020 Address to lawyers and other employees of Salesforce.
  • October 2, 2020 Address to San Diego University School of Law, Sponsored by Women’s Law Committee.
  • 2019 - Address to San Diego School of Law.
  • 2019 - Keynote speaker at the Annual Luncheon Gala for Girls Inc.

  • 2019 - Keynote speaker at the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles’ annual fall fundraiser.
  • 2019 - Speaker at event in Los Angeles, accepting an honor from her alma mater, The Latin School of Chicago.
  • 2018 - Honored speaker at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.
  • 2017 - Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Panelist on the subject of involuntary sterilization of low-income, Black young women in the South.
  • 2017 - Appearance in documentary on forced sterilization that included clips from Brenda’s appearance on 60 Minutes with her client Nial Ruth Cox.
  • 2005 - Speaker at University of California Berkeley's Law School.
  • 2005 - Speaker at Occidental College on women and the law.
  • 2005 - Speaker at the Twyman Creative Los Angeles Film Conference.
  • 2004 - Speaker on a panel at Harvard Law School, moderated by Harvard Law Professor Arthur Miller entitled "Privacy and Protection."
  • 2004 - Panelist at the Austin Film Festival and speaker at lawyers’ symposium.
  • 2004 - Speaker in Minneapolis on the constitutional issues raised by same-sex marriage.
  • 2003 - Speaker at Harvard Law School’s Celebration 50 and panelist on "Developments in Employment Law: Women in the Workplace."
  • 2003 - Moderator of a panel on "Making Deals with Cable Networks" and participant on a panel on "From Book to Film in an Era of Blockbusters and Tent Poles" for the American Bar Association Forum: "Entertainment and Sports Law in the New Economy.”
  • 2001 - Speaker at Harvard Law and Business Schools on various aspects of entertainment law.
  • 2001 - Speaker at Yale Law School on entertainment law.
  • 2001 - C-SPAN Archives: "Whatever Happened to the Women’s Movement?”
  • 2001 - Panelist at L.A. Times Book Fest Panelist: “Whatever Happened to the Women’s Movement?”
  • 1993 - Speaker at Harvard Law School's Celebration 40 (celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first class of female graduates): "The Expected Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court of newly appointed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
  • In the '80s, Brenda taught a class on the Role of the Producer in Motion Pictures at UCLA.
  • May 1970 - Then known as Brenda Feigen Fasteau, Brenda testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, speaking on behalf of NOW for the Equal Rights Amendment.Her testimony is on p.57-59 here.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • SIRIUS XM, JULY 2022 -The Michelangelo Signorile Show
  • VASSAR Live Broadcast, DECEMBER, 2020

  • CNN SEPTEMBER, 2020 | Erin Burnett OutFront.
  • MSNBC, SEPTEMBER, 2020 about Justice Ginsburg’s time as general counsel at the ACLU from 1973 to 1980, and some of the specific cases that she argued before the Supreme Court during that time.
  • July 31, 2020 -
    You've Seen Hulu's 'Mrs. America' - Now Hear the Real Story: Listen here

  • KCRW “The Politics of Culture,” Conversation with Brenda Feigen and Rebecca Walker
  • Spring 1974 - Brenda Feigen Fasteau and Marc Feigen Fasteau on the “Tomorrow Show” debate against Phyllis and Fred Schlafly, hosted by Tom Snyder,

  • 1973 - “60 Minutes” with Mike Wallace. Brenda with her client, Nial Ruth Cox, discussing involuntary sterilization

  • Keynote Speaker, "On the Eve of Women’s Liberation, Dec. 1970".

BRENDA FEIGEN PUBLICITY

  • Brenda was interviewed in Varsity Magazine, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England: Read here
  • Brenda was quoted in Politico Magazine (Sept. 15, 2023) about the pivotal role she played in starting, in 1971, Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem. Read here
  • Ari Graynor’s interview with Brenda in New York Magazine’s “The Cut” 8/26/20, Read here.
  • Brenda was prominently featured in the Los Angeles Times in connection with the limited series “Mrs. America” about the ‘70s Women’s Movement and its nemesis Phyllis Schlafly.
  • Los Angeles Times article about Mrs. America, Episode 5 Read here
  • Slate article about Mrs. America, Episode 5 Read here
  • 'Mrs. America,' equal rights and the state of female ambition - Los Angeles Times Read here
  • Literaturesalon's Blog: Fighting for Women's (and Human's) Right: Brenda Feigen's Not One of the Boys Read here

  • The Woman Behind Navy SEALS, Los Angeles Times July 1990 Read here
  • 1974 People Magazine Story: Woman's Lib Marries Man's Lib Read here

  • 1971 - New York Post, Woman of the week (by Helen Dudar) The inspiration was the founding convention of the National Women’s Political Caucus in Houston, TX, to the Board of which Brenda and a Black colleague were appointed after her objection to the fact that no one under age 35 had been elected.
  • National Women’s Political Caucus is founded at July 10-11 organizing conference attended by more than 320 women from 26 states.
  • Readers Digest, Brenda Feigen Fasteau and Juliette Mitchell, "Women’s Lib: Top Liberationists in Transatlantic Dialogue," 1970.