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Women’s History Month to be celebrated on UGA campus in March

Women's History Month to be celebrated on UGA campus in March

Athens, Ga. – “Writing Women Back into History” is the theme of Women’s History Month, which will be celebrated in March on the University of Georgia campus. Numerous events, including a keynote address by historian Joan Hoff, are planned.

Hoff is the author of Law, Gender and Injustice: A Legal History of Women in the U.S. and A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectibility.

Her lecture will take place March 22 at 3 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. A reception and book signing follows in Demosthenian Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to her address at UGA, Hoff will give a presentation in the local community. A distinguished research professor of history at Montana State University, Hoff will give a presentation entitled “The Life and Legacy of Jeannette Rankin: HerPassion for Peace.”She will trace the origin and development of Rankin’s pacifistic principles and lead a discussion of their application to today’s global conflicts. The event will be take place March 21 at 3 p.m. at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville.

Other events scheduled totake place during Women’s History Month include the 17th annual Women’s Studies Student Symposium, “Feminist Research Across the Disciplines.”Open free to the public, the symposium will be held on March 19 from12:20 p.m. until 7 p.m.,in Rooms213, 214 and 348 of the Miller Learning Center.

Women’s History Month opens March 1 with the film Seneca Falls, which depicts a journey with nine high school girls and one 10-year-old boy bound for the birthplace of women’s rights in America. The film will be shown from 10 a.m. until noon in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. Open free to the public, the screening also is a Blue Card eventfor students.

A complete list of Women’s History Month activities is available online at

Women’s History Month at UGA is sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies (part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences), John Inscoe, the UGA Division of Student Affairs, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Co-sponsors include the UGA Athletic Association, the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the UGA Graduate School, the Peabody Awards, Heather Kleiner, the UGA College of Education, the Institute of Higher Education, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the UGA School of Law, and the departments of philosophy, Romance languages, anthropology, history, and sociology in the Franklin College, and the department of lifelong education, administration and policy in the UGA College of Education.

For more information, contact Terri L. Hatfield at 706/542-0066.