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Hastings College Honors Women’s History Month
Hastings College will observe Women’s History Month during the month of March with a variety of presentations and activities. All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 2
10 a.m., French Memorial Chapel
Preacher, the Rev. Erica Harley, “The Image of God”
Erica Harley is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Axtell, Nebraska, after previously serving two congregations in Missouri. She currently serves on the Presbyterian Church (USA) national Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns as a liaison from the National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen.
Wednesday, March 9
7 p.m., Hazelrigg Student Union room C
Dr. Karma Chávez, “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Feminist Politics in the 21st Century”
This talk discusses important and unique feminist-inspired coalition building in the United States and offers some perspectives on how such coalition building may transpire in the 2nd decade of the 21st Century. Dr. Chávez (HC grad '00) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her work focuses on marginalized groups, coalition politics and social movements.
Monday, March 14
10 a.m., Hazelrigg Student Union room C
Beth Hartman, Sara Jane Gardner Lecture, “Conservatism Feminism: How Evita Used Politics to Reaffirm Traditional Gender Roles”
Despite the Western World's popular view of Evita as a feminist, the image of Evita as a fighter for women's rights and equality was actually orchestrated by her husband, Juan Peron. The rights and equalities the women of Argentina did acquire were always rooted in a woman's role as mother, wife and homemaker.
Tuesday, March 15
12 p.m., Hazelrigg Student Union room C
International Women’s Day: Brown Bag Lunch Panel
Four women immigrants from Cuba, Sudan, Togo and Mexico will tell their stories about immigrating to Nebraska and answer questions.
Monday, March 28
7:30 p.m., Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall
“From the Woman’s Heart,” 5th Annual Women’s History Month Recital, SAI (Women’s Music Fraternity)
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,190 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information regarding the Hastings College Women’s History Month events, contact Dr. Jessica Henry at 402-461-7357.