A Century of Women’s Activism Launch Event

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
A Century of Women’s Activism Launch Event

For the second time, the College of the Liberal Arts has chosen a theme around which it will plan courses, lectures, presentations, and events. Starting this spring semester, the college’s theme for the next year will be Moments of Change: A Century of Women’s Activism and will examine the impact of the past century of women’s activism.

On Tuesday, March 3, the College of the Liberal Arts will host a launch event for students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn more about the theme and various aspects related to women’s activism. The event will be held from 2:00–5:00 p.m. in the Mann Assembly Room and Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. From 3:00–4:00 p.m. guests will be invited into Foster Auditorium to hear a lightning round of presentations by faculty, staff and students that will examine moments throughout the last century involving women’s activism across numerous ethnicities, races, genders and sexual orientations. 

Presentation topics and speakers are listed below.

African American Women’s Activism

Amira Rose Davis, assistant professor of history and African American studies

Diversity in the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen Cahill, associate professor of history 

Lesbian Activism

Lily Murray, history ’20

#MeToo Movement

Courtney Murray, English graduate student

Women in Sport

Jamie Schultz, associate professor of kinesiology

Women’s Immigration in Literature

Stephanie Scott, Alumni Relations and Development

Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library