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Missouri State Celebrates Women's History


Missouri State University will continue to honor the past and present achievements of women during a month long celebration of women's history. KSMU's Keith Turner reports.

Victor Matthews, College of Humanities and Public Affairs Associate Dean, says Women's History Month at Missouri State will examine the progress of women around the world through a series of films, plays, panel discussions, and lectures. He says this is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women in our culture and to bring up some issues that are of most interest such as sexual harassment and the concepts of inequities in the workplace.

Wednesday at noon as a part of Women's History Month, the Staff Senate Public Affairs Committee will host a forum titled Global Gender and Faith Based Radicalism. The forum will feature Shahin Gerami, professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminology, and will be held in Plaster Student Union, Room 313. Also, Wednesday two films, "Refusing to Be Enemies" and "Women's Peace in the Middle East," will be screened beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Hall, Room 202. After the films Francie Woolf, a citizen delegate with the Compassionate Listening Tour in Israel and Palestine will speak.

Missouri State's recognition of Women's History Month continues Thursday, March 16, with three speakers focusing on the shared theme, "Women's Bodies as a Public Affair." The celebration of Women's History Month will conclude on Wednesday, March 29, with the screening of "Walk Through the Fear," at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Hall, Room 202. The film investigates women seeking help for substance abuse. All Women's History Month events at Missouri State are free and open to the public. For more information on these events you can visit www.missouristate.edu/gst, or you can call Victor Matthews at 836-5529.

For KSMU news, I'm Keith Turner.