Women’s Studies Symposium to be held

Women’s Studies Symposium to be held

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 am

The first Women’s Studies Symposium sponsored by the UT Martin Women’s Center is slated to begin at 1 p.m. March 27, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.
The event will begin with a motivational presentation by Lisa Smartt, celebrated columnist and author of The Smartt View and The Smartt View 2.
Later, two breakout sessions at 2 and 3 p.m. will give guests the opportunity to select from topics such as women and politics, women’s self-defense, women and poverty, women’s health issues, Sacagawea’s contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition and issues relating to women’s career and family lives.
At 4 p.m. the second annual EqualiTEA, co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and the UT Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will also be held in the University Center. Joyce Miles will give a performance playing Ellen Richards, who was the founder of the American Association of University Women and American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 
Finally at 5 p.m. there will be a tour of the Paul Meek Library’s Women in Science exhibit.
The event is free for students and $5 for all others.
The registration deadline is Friday and is limited to 150 participants. To register contact the Women’s Center at womenscenter@utm.edu or tcollard@utm.edu
 Published in The WCP 3.20.12

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