University of Pittsburgh
January 25, 2000

PITT WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM ANNOUNCES SPRING 2000 SPEAKER SERIES

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26 -- The University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Program is offering a wide array of guest lecturers for its Spring 2000

Speaker Series. All talks are on the Pitt campus and are free and open to the public. A schedule follows:

February

Wednesday, 2/2

Sabrina Sojourner ("Shadow" U.S. Representative, Dist. of Columbia)

"The ABCs of Diversity"

8:30 p.m., David Lawrence Auditorium

Thursday, 2/3

Peggy Reeves Sanday (University of Pennsylvania/Anthropology Department)

"Acquaintance Rape: Sexual Subjectivity & the Meaning of Consent"

7 p.m., 120 David Lawrence Hall

Friday, 2/4

Peggy Reeves Sanday (University of Pennsylvania/Anthropology Department)

"Eggi's Village: Rethinking Matriarchy Through Minangkabau Meanings"

3 p.m., 2M/2P56 Posvar Hall (formerly Forbes Quadrangle)

Wednesday, 2/9

Experiences of Islamic Women at Pitt—A Student Panel Discussion

Moderators: Karen Peterson (Pitt/Health Services Administration),

Maureen Porter (Pitt/School of Education, Administration & Policy Studies)

Noon - 1 p.m., Dining Room A, William Pitt Union, Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, 2/16

Filomena Varvaro (Women's Studies Research Associate)

"Self-Esteem in Battered Women Living in Shelters"

Noon - 1 p.m., 2017C Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch (Enter through 2098 Cathedral of Learning)

Thursday, 2/17

Undergraduate Women's Studies Certificate Reception

William Pitt Union Ballroom

Noon - 4 p.m. Student Presentations

7 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Rachel Maines

"The Vibrator and the Issue of Orgasmic Mutuality"

Wednesday, 2/23

Rhonda Clarke (Women's Studies Research Associate)

"Russian Women Publishers"

Noon - 1 p.m., 901 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch

March

Thursday, 3/2

Jacquelyn Grant (Callaway Professor of Systematic Theology/Interdenominational

Theological Center, Atlanta)

"The Making of Womanist Theology"

7 p.m., Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union

Wednesday, 3/22

Molly Rush (Thomas Merton Center)

"Moving Mountains: Dorothy Day, Rosa Parks & Women of Faith"

Noon - 1 p.m., 901 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch

Monday, 3/27

Mervat Hatem (Howard University/Political Science)

"Neo-Orientalists & Feminine Discursive Responses to Islamism in the Arab World"

4 - 5 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning

April

Monday, 4/3

Andrea Hibbard (Women's Studies Research Associate)

"Amelia Norman, the Sentimental Novel, and Nineteenth-Century American Seduction Law"

Noon - 1 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, 4/11

Sally Schlippert (Women's Studies Undergraduate/Study Abroad)

"Gender and Society in Nepal"

Noon - 1 p.m., 901 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch

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