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The Fall of Roe: A Book Launch Event with Authors Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer, Moderated by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Monday, June 10 | 7:30pm
General Admission: $12


Fall of Roe

Join 14Y on Monday, June 10 for a conversation with The Fall of Roe authors Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer, moderated by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Long Island Compromise, Fleishman is in Trouble). This debut book from two top New York Times reporters depicts the breathtaking untold story of the plan to overturn Roe v. Wade and the consequences for women, abortion, and the future of America. Their powerful narrative marks the first journalistic, non-partisan account of how federal abortion rights fell. Dias and Lerer will speak with Brodesser-Akner about their collaboration and writing process, what their investigation exposed about the fall of federal abortion rights, the impact of the Dobbs decision on women across the nation, and more.

Q&A and book signing with the authors to follow, with the option to purchase the book at the event.

Don’t miss this timely and important conversation with three of the country’s leading journalists.

Please note that this event will be held offsite at 197 East Broadway, 6th floor.

Doors open at 7pm.

About the Authors

Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias

Lisa Lerer is a national political correspondent for the New York Times, who has written about American politics, power, and elections for nearly two decades. She has covered five presidential campaigns, the White House, and Congress. Her focus is examining the big personalities, ideas and emotions that drive American politics. She joined The Times in 2018, as the founding author of the On Politics newsletter. Previously, she was a national political writer at The Associated Press, and reported for Politico, Bloomberg News, Businessweek, and The American Lawyer magazine. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Journalism School. After about a dozen years in Washington, she now lives in New York City with her family.

Elizabeth Dias is the national religion correspondent for the New York Times and has reported on religion and politics for 15 years. She covers the shifting expressions of belief and power in American society, and the values, emotions and people that shape public life. She has reported from more than 30 states and written about religion in four presidential elections. She joined The Times in 2018, and reported as part of the national and political reporting teams. Previously she covered religion, politics, and national news at Time Magazine, where she traveled with Pope Francis, interviewed the Dalai Lama, and explored conservative Christianity’s rise to power with the Trump movement. She is a graduate of Wheaton College and has a masters of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is from Arizona, by way of Ohio, Germany and Canada, and now lives in Washington.


About the Moderator

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the New York Times bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and executive producer of its Emmy-nominated limited series adaptation for FX. Her second novel, Long Island Compromise, will be published by Random House in July.