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Saturday, October 5 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
"Ask Dr. Ruth" Film Screening

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Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, MA Sociology '59, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday—and shows no signs of slowing down–Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Ryan White

Rafael Marmor
Ryan White
Jessica Hargrave
Christopher Leggett

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Sex Therapist, Media Personality and Author, MA Sociology '59

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Kellen Auditorium