Guest Speakers, Rally Highlight Women's Month
An author who writes about women’s protest rhetoric will launch Women’s Month at Alma College with a public talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 in the Dow Science Center Room L-1. Admission is free and open to the public.
Mary Triece, author of On the Picket Line: Strategies of Working-Class Women During the Depression and Protest and Popular Culture: Women in the U.S. Labor Movement, 1894-1917, teaches communication at the University of Akron.
Her research concentrates on women’s protest rhetoric and labor movement studies. Her articles have appeared in Critical Studies in Mass Communication and Women’s Studies in Communication.
Campus events celebrating women, including the annual Take Back the Night rally, are scheduled during Women’s Month at Alma College. All events are free and open to the public.
March 9/Author Mary Triece, the 2010 Roseanne L. Hoefel Women’s Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Alma College, presents “Protest and Popular Culture: Women and Representation in the 20th Century” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 in the Dow Science Center Room L-1 at Alma College. Triece, who teaches oral communication at the University of Akron, researches women’s protest rhetoric.
March 15/Join film director Rebecca Cammisa for a screening of her Oscar-nominated feature documentary “Which Way Home,” with a question-and-answer session with Cammisa and field producer/translator Stephany Slaughter, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College.
March 17-18/The Clotheslines Project, a visual display that bears witness to the many forms of violence perpetrated against women and children, is presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 and 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in the Dow Science Center Lobby at Alma College.
March 18/Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar and Women’s Month keynote speaker Catharine MacKinnon discusses “Trafficking, Prostitution and Inequality” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in the Dow Science Center Room L-1 at Alma College. MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law.
March 24/Shannon Garrett, a 1994 Alma College graduate and the regional director of The White House Project, presents “Engaging Women in Leadership Roles and the Political Process” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 in the Swanson Academic Center Room 110 at Alma College. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Women’s Resource Center and Alma College Women’s Issues Advisory Board. The White House Project is a nonpartisan organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors. Garrett also speaks during a noon luncheon in Gratiot Medical Center’s Wilcox Auditorium.
March 26/Alma College sponsors the annual Take Back the Night rally beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 in the McIntyre Mall. The event, part of the College’s Women’s Month celebration, protests against rape and other forms of violence against women.
Posted: Sun, February 28th, 2010 at 1:20PM