Mar. 16, 2011
Jessica Valenti, author of "He's a Stud, She's a Slut … and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know" kicked off Women's History Month at Shawnee State University. She was the featured speaker of the 2011 Leslie Williams Symposium and part of the Jane M. G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 1 in the main theater of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
The next event will be a movie at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Flohr Lecture Hall showing the film "Iron Jawed Angels." The 2004 film is about the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s starring Hillary Swank. Learn about how political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns used peaceful and effective strategies to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote.
On Thursday, March 31, at noon, Ginny Young, a doctoral candidate in History at West Virginia University, will give a lecture, "There Isn't a Darn Thing about This Job a Woman Can't Do!" on various ways some women resisted gender segregation in the mid-20th century workplace.
All the events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Women's Center at (740) 351-3738.