The KY Foundation for Women invites you to participate in a community conversation for women leaders and activists with Professor Mary Hawkesworth, Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University and editor of the internationally respected journal, Signs. The conversation will take place at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road (near the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Road) from 9:15 to 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 11th. Light refreshments will be provided.
Professor Hawkesworth will discuss U.S. women’s issues in relation to globalization and growing inequalities worldwide and in relation to major changes in political climate created by fundamentalism(Christian, Jewish, and Islamism). Participants will then be asked to identify the three most important issues facing women and girls in Metro Louisville this year, and there will be an opportunity to discuss these issues and share information about possible action steps.
Participants will meet new people, share information, and gain a greater understanding of local and global issues affecting the wellbeing of women and girls.
Professor Hawkesworth will also be giving the opening lecture for the U of L Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Lecture series on Wednesday, September 10th, at 3:00 PM in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The topic of her lecture is War as a Mode of Production and Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis. She taught for many years at the University of Louisville, where she is remembered as a respected teacher, recognized scholar, and effective advocate for women on campus and in the community.
(Thanks to the University of Louisville and to Claudio Carvalhaes for sharing this info. with us!)