Mount Union Plans Events for Women's History Month

March 06, 2008

DinesGailMount Union College will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with speakers and events that will recognize the progress of women’s achievements and help raise awareness about of the rights of women.

On Monday, March 3, attorney Amy Reinshagen will speak about her role as a prosecutor with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office at  7 p.m. in Tolerton and Hood Hall, Room 101. This event is free and open to the public.

The Women’s History Month featured speaker, Dr. Gail Dines, will present “Sex(ism), Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture” on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre.

Dines is professor and chair of American Studies at Wheelock College in Boston.  She is well-known for her lectures and publications on sexuality and pop culture.  Her lecture will explore the ways in which pornography and images in the media affect gender perspectives and our daily lives.  She will also discuss awareness and prevention of sexual violence.  This lecture is free and open to the public, but is recommended for a mature audience.

Preceding the lecture will be the recognition of the 2008 Jane Weston Chapman Award winners. These awards will are presented for outstanding contributions in promoting coeducation through dissemination of women’s history, addressing women’s issues, and enhancing the climate for women’s participation in Mount Union College community life activities. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs and Marketing at (330) 823-6063.

Other events being planned on campus include celebration of the 35th anniversary of Title IX with an invited dinner at Haupt House for Mount Union coaches and outstanding athletes in women’s sports and Coretta Scott King Day of Service, to be held Tuesday, March 25, and National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will be held Sunday, April 6 from 2-5:30 p.m. in the Timken Physical Education Building.

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