Oct. 7, 2011
The month of October is recognized nationwide as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women's Center at Shawnee State University has several events planned during the month.
At the end of the month, an award-winning journalist and poet, Katha Pollitt, will be the featured speaker of the 2011-12 Leslie Williams Symposium and part of the Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series. Her lecture, "What Do You Mean I'm Not Equal Yet? Women in the 21st Century" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 27 in the Main Theatre of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Pollitt writes a bimonthly column for "The Nation" and is the author of six books, among them the essay collection "Learning to Drive" and two volumes of poetry, "The Mind-Body Problem" and "Antarctic Traveller: Poems." She has received the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Maggie award and the American Book Award's Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other honors.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Women's Center and scheduled activities, contact Ann Linden, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 351-3738.