Series Highlights What Makes Women Unique

Women’s and Gender Studies is hosting the 26th Annual Women’s History Month Lecture Series.

The lecture series begins the first week of March. This year’s theme, “Empowering Girls, Empowering Women,” was chosen by the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board because empowering girls will help them become strong women.

Dr. Desiree Henderson, program director, said this year’s celebration began March 1 with a screening of the film Miss Representation. She said the film has received a great deal of attention for its critical assessment of the portrayal of female leaders by the media.

“The film makes a very powerful and persuasive case for the idea that negative representations of powerful women have lasting repercussions upon young women and their achievements,” Henderson said.

On Wednesday, Dr. Crista Deluzio (Southern Methodist University) will speak on the issue of adolescent girls at a noon lecture in Room 303 of the Chemistry and Physics Building. More lectures are scheduled for the rest of the month.

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Women’s History Month 2012 Lecture Series
“Empowering Girls, Empowering Women”

Wednesday, March 7, 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the Chemistry Physics Building, Rm 303
Dr. Crista DeLuzio, SMU, presents ” ‘New Girls for Old’: Psychology, Anthropology, and the Making of the Modern Adolescent Girl”

Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Central Library 6th floor parlor
Women’s & Gender Studies Mini-Conference and Student Excellence Awards
In conjunction with the 2012 ACES conference, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program will host a mini-conference of student scholarship related to women’s and gender studies topics.

Wednesday, March 28, 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the Central Library 6th floor parlor
“Promoting Girls and Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math): A Roundtable Discussion” Moderated by Dr. Dana Dunn (Sociology)

Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, in the Central Library 6th floor parlor
Dr. Peggy McCracken (U of Michigan) presents “The Snake’s Face”
Co-sponsored as part of the English Department Hermanns Lecture Series: “Animal Studies and Posthumanism”

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