Women, Girls, Ladies: Continuing the Conversation

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For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Women, Girls, Ladies: Continuing the Conversation

The Women’s Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library and UMKC’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, presents the panel discussion Women, Girls, Ladies: Continuing the Conversation on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street.

 

A follow-up to a November 2008 panel on intergenerational feminism, this year’s event addresses the status of feminism in today’s society, with a particular emphasis on issues of class and race. Many women are aware of the tenets advanced by the founders of the modern feminist movement, yet the issues as they relate to women of color are not as well understood. The panel will attempt to put into perspective how a broader understanding of feminism could lead to enhanced achievements by all women.  

 

Angela Bennett, attorney and former member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, is panel facilitator. She is also the recipient of the UMKC Alumni Achievement Award and a photo participant in the Library’s Summer 2008 Women of a New Tribe exhibit. Panelists for the discussion include Gwen Grant, CEO of the Urban League, as well as Natasha Ria El-Scari, project director of Upward Bound at UMKC, and Kristi Ryujin, director for diversity initiatives in the division of Diversity, Access, and Equity at UMKC.

 

A 6 p.m. reception precedes the discussion.  Admission to the event is free.  Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest or you may RSVP online