Health Care Focus of Women’s Lecture Series

Health issues for women will be the central theme to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s annual Women’s History Month lecture series in the coming weeks.

Dr. Desiree Henderson, program director and Associate Professor of English, said the topic is timely.

“Heath care and women’s health care, in particular, were hot button topics in the presidential election of 2012,” Henderson said, “and promise to continue to dominant debates about public policy in the U.S. and here in Texas. The events planned for this year’s Women’s History Month Lecture Series provide a forum to discuss how women are impacted when their access to health care becomes highly politicized.”

The series kicks off Thursday, Feb. 28, with a 7 p.m. screening of “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” in University Hall, Room 108. The series continues with a panel discussion March 6, a lecture on women and HIV on March 20, and a student mini-conference on March 27. All March events will be held in the Sixth Floor Parlor of the Central Library.

The events are sponsored by the UTA Women’s & Gender Studies Program, the Dallas Women’s

Foundation and the UTA Library, and are free and open to the public. Get more details at the event’s website.


The 27th Annual Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.
University Hall, Room 108
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011 documentary)

Wednesday, March 6, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, Sixth Floor
Texas Women’s Health: A Panel Discussion
Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli, UNT Health Services
Ken Lambrecht, Planned Parenthood Greater Texas
Dr. Myra Thompson, UT Southwestern Medical School

Wednesday, March 20, noon-1 p.m.
Central Library Sixth Floor
Dr. Becky White (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “HIV and Women: The Impact of Incarceration on HIV and Women”

Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-noon
Central Library, Sixth Floor
Women’s & Gender Studies Student Mini-Conference

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