Over the course of two hours, a panel of campus leaders will discuss women's issues and how they have evolved through the years. Panelists Lori Askeland, associate professor of English and director of women's studies, Angela Garcia, office assistant in advancement, Carolyn Perkins, associate vice president of student development and dean of students, Erica Strauss, class of 2008 from Burlington, Ky., Shelley Chan, assistant professor of languages, and Katherine Kalinoski, class of 2008 from Granville, Ohio, will discuss these important topics.
During the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, women like Betty Friedan fought for social and political changes to improve the role of women in society. However, today's young women are bombarded with images that lead to questions about whether the struggle of the 1960s has gone astray.
"The underlying objective is that through sharing, participants and the audience will gain a better understanding of what women worked for in the past and the challenges they face today," said event organizer Forest Wortham, director of multicultural student programs and director of the WAGE Womyn's Center.
Wortham said the program's format will be as conversational as possible. He hopes that will foster interaction between the audience and the panelists that will create a better appreciation of women's issues both past and present.
Written By: Ryan Maurer and Erica Strauss '08
Photo By: Robbie Gantt
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