Women’s Voices 2017 ‘Social Justice: Women Taking a Stand for Equity and Equality”’

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dickinson State University (DSU) will feature a lineup of events for the 14th annual Women’s Voices in March. This year’s theme focuses on social justice, a timely topic in American society. These events are hosted to start a conversation with students and community members about the importance of social justice and equality and to highlight what hard work can do in the goal of making our world a better place for everyone.
“Our theme this year, social justice, was inspired by the current political climate and recent events regarding equal rights,” said Lara Carlson McGoey, Women’s Voices co-chair and professor of English at DSU. “We hope that the topics presented at our events encourage students and other community members to get more involved in local discussions about social justice and become active citizens in our country’s democracy.”
DSU students, staff, faculty and alumni will be joined by visiting speakers and Dickinson area community members, including two authors, for the following events:
MONDAY, MARCH 6
CHISHOLM ’72—UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED (Dir. Shola Lynch, 2005)
Film and Discussion
6:00 to 8:00 PM | Thompson Auditorium, Murphy Hall, DSU
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Award-winning novelist Gwen Florio reads from her work
7:00 to 8:00 PM | Student Center Ballroom, DSU
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Panel presentations by DSU international students
12:00 to 1:00 PM | Stoxen Library, DSU
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Writing workshop with Gwen Florio
6:00 to 8:00 PM | Community Room, Dickinson Area Public Library
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
Panel on strategies for increasing leadership by women in the US
7:00 to 8:00 PM | Student Center Ballroom, DSU
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
DSU faculty music recital
7:00 to 8:00 PM | Beck Auditorium, Klinefelter Hall, DSU
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
Author Tammy Wilson reads from her young adult book, Through My Eyes
7:00 to 8:00 PM | Student Center Ballroom, DSU
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
Kaylene Wardner of Western Edge Ministries speaks on former women
prisoners’ reintroduction to society
7:00 to 8:00 PM | Student Center Ballroom, DSU
The events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
To kick off Women’s Voices 2017, students from DSU and local high schools are also invited to participate in a writing and art contest. This contest gives students a special opportunity to think critically about social justice through creative expression.
Interested students should write one essay up to 1,000 words and/or create an art piece that answers the following question: “What does social justice mean to you?” Two DSU students and two high school students will win cash prizes and have their work considered for publication in Impressions, DSU’s literary and art magazine.
Submissions are due by March 10, and can be uploaded at www.dickinsonstate.edu/impressions. Please use a JPEG file for art submissions.


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