Women’s History Month to Focus on Women and Politics

Posted on March 7, 2012

What Has Happened to Women in Politics? will be addressed by Dr. Regina G. Lawrence when she delivers the keynote lecture for Women’s History Month at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Power Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Lawrence is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the role of the media in public discourse about politics and policy. Lawrence teaches courses in political communication, women and the news, and media, youth and civic engagement.

A book signing and reception will follow Lawrence’s presentation.

Before the lecture, Lawrence will meet with students, faculty and staff for an informal conversation about gender, politics and media from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday in Room 310, Canevin Hall.

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, five local women will address the topic, Women, Politics and Activism, during a panel presentation and open dialogue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Room 613 of the Union.

The panelists include:

  • Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman
  • Diana Irey Vaughn, Washington County commissioner
  • Scilla Warhaftig, director of the Pennsylvania State Program of the American Friends Service Committee
  • Sister Patricia McCann, Carlow University
  • Heather Arnet, chief executive officer of the Women and Girls Foundation.

For more information, contact 412.396.1527 or wsgs@duq.edu.

Women’s History Month is co-sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the McAnulty College NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Endowment, the Office of the Provost and the Departments of English, History and Political Science.

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