Lisa Enloe, Women's Center, (515) 294-4154
Pat Miller, Lectures, (515) 294-9934
Tracy Griffin, News Service, (515) 294-4777
WOMEN'S WEEK CELEBRATED AT ISU OCT. 5-10
AMES, Iowa -- Scholars, activists, artists and political leaders will highlight Women's Week 1997 at Iowa State University, Oct. 5- 10.
A 23-year-old tradition at Iowa State, Women's Week will focus on the many changes and challenges women face in future years. Among the speakers are Prof. Deirdre McCloskey, a University of Iowa economist who is a male to female transsexual, who had a sex change operation last year, and an artistic activist group called The Guerrilla Girls.
All events are in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union, unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public.
A schedule of Women's Week 1997 events is below.
Sunday, Oct. 5
8 p.m.Monday, Oct. 6
Lecture: "How the Millennium Comes Violently"
Speaker: Catherine Wessinger, chair of the American Academy of Religion's Committee on New Religious Movements
Noon - 1 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 7
Panel Discussion: "The Legislative Agenda: Concerns for Women"
Lecture: "Incrementalism vs. The Ketchup Bottle: Women's Progress in Politics"
Speaker: Ruth Mandel, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and holder of the ISU Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pioneer Room of Memorial UnionWednesday, Oct. 8
Women and Leadership Symposium
11 a.m. - Noon
Panel Discussion: "Women and Leadership: A View from the Public Sector"
Moderator: Terry Besser; assistant professor of sociology and extension sociologist
Panelists: Connie Wimer, president and publisher of Business Publications Corp.; Frances Colston, president and CEO of Colston Small Business and Tax Service, Inc.; Sunny Richer, president of Doextra Corp.
Noon - 1 p.m.
Lecture: "Women and Leaders"
(Reserve a box lunch by calling Catt Center at 294-3181 or bring your own.)
1 - 2 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "Women and Leadership: A View of the Public Sector"
Panelists: Elizabeth Hoffman, University of Illinois at Chicago provost designate; Joy Corning, Iowa lieutenant governor; and Celeste F. Bremer, U.S. District Court magistrate judge
8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9
Lecture: "Being Real: Women and Men Tell the Truth and Change the Face of Feminism"
Speaker: Rebecca Walker, author, activist and founder of the Third Wave Direct Corp.
Noon - 1 p.m.Friday, Oct. 10
Lecture Discussion: "Women's Cancer - One More Thing to Worry About"
ISU National Coming Out Week Keynote Lecture: "Race, Gender and Coming Out"
Speaker: Sabrina Sojourner, the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Congress
NoonFor more information about Women's Week events contact Lisa Enloe at (515) 294-4154.
Lecture: "Out Coming, In Thinking: Thoughts of a Novice Woman"
Speaker: Prof. Deirdre McCloskey, University of Iowa Economist and male to female transsexual
Performance: "Guerrilla Girls: A Slide Show Presentation of Artistic Activism"
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