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Tue, Mar 17


Black Salt

March Luncheon--Debbie Levy & Mary Hartnett on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A double feature with novelist Debbie Levy and official biographer Mary Hartnett take us through their work on and experiences with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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March Luncheon--Debbie Levy & Mary Hartnett on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
March Luncheon--Debbie Levy & Mary Hartnett on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Black Salt, 4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA


About the event

Mary Hartnett (co-author with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wendy W. Williams of My Own

Words, and one of RBG’s authorized biographers) and Debbie Levy (author of I Dissent: Ruth

Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark and Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to

Justice) will be in conversation about the delights and challenges of writing about Justice

Ginsburg. They’ll share little-known anecdotes, big-picture issues, and how their bestselling

books came about.  

Lunch will be served, and prospective new members are most welcome. Please let us know in advance of any food allergies or special accommodations. 

Books will be available for sale at the event. The deadline for all reservations is Thursday, March 12.  Please email to receive a refund if your plans change. Refunds will only be issued if a request is emailed on or before Thursday, March 12.

About our speakers:


Debbie Levy is the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of more than twentyfive books for young people. Her most recent releases include Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice (graphic novel-style biography); This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality (with Jo Ann Allen Boyce); and a new edition of her 2010 book, The Year of Goodbyes. Visit her online at


Mary Hartnett has been at Georgetown Law since 1998, first as Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), and now as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Advisory Board Member of WLPPFP. Professor Hartnett is co-author, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wendy W. Williams, of My Own Words (Simon & Schuster, 2016) and together with Professor Williams is one of Justice Ginsburg’s authorized biographers. Prior to her positions at Georgetown, Mary was of counsel to the international law firm Coudert Brothers. She has a special interest in international women's rights issues, having lived in Bahrain, Norway, Russia, Ireland, Latvia, Uzbekistan, and Georgia, and is the 2009 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law, and the 2005 recipient of the Grinnell College Alumni Award. She attended New York University School of Law for her first year as a Root-Tilden scholar, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center magna cum laude.


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