Davis to Discuss Gender Roles

January 10, 2012

Theresa Davis, instructor of history at the University of Mount Union, will present A Gendered Stroll through History: The Evolution of Gender Roles as We See Them on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This discussion is a part of the Confidence in Theresa DavisU series, which is being organized by the Panhellenic Council and funded by a Kappa Delta Sorority grant.
 
In this seminar, participants will take a look at gender roles in the nation including current perceptions and how those roles have evolved over the years.
 
Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and religion from Mount Union and Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Akron. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of Akron.
 
Mount Union’s Panhellenic Council seeks to provide educational programs and awareness through a diversified approach surrounding issues identified as critical and important to collegiate women. The organization addresses a variety of female-centered issues including interrelation aggression (bullying), gender role development, investigation of feminism, mental illness, eating disorders and the wage gap/equal pay for equal work issues. Each of these issues is prevalent in US society and Mount Union women are as prone as any to fall victim. The Confidence in U series is a chance for women students to build community through attending interactive programs with others outside of their own sorority, and it adds another layer of positive female-inspired support. As members of powerful women’s organizations that center on values-based action, this programming is carefully aligned with the mission and creeds of Mount Union’s four sororities on campus.
 
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, contact Kate Carnell, student involvement and leadership at Mount Union, at (330) 823-2885 or carnelke@mountunion.edu.
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