UT Martin to host women and gender studies symposium

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host a women and gender studies symposium discussing the “Celebration of Women’s Suffrage through Leadership” from 1-6 p.m., March 25, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Dr. Carole Bucy, keynote speaker, will address “From Seneca Falls, New York, to Nashville, Tennessee: The Journey to the Ballot Box” at 6 p.m. in the Boling University Center Watkins Auditorium. Her address includes information about women in the eyes of the law in Tennessee in 1920, notable participants involved in the movement, suffragists from West Tennessee, and lawmakers such as Banks Turner, the state representative from Yorkville.

A schedule of concurrent symposium sessions is as follows:

Session one: 1-1:50 p.m.

  • “Women and Church Leadership”; Rev. Amanda Crice, Wesley Foundation; Boling University Center, room 206A
  • “Civic Engagement and Voting”; American Association of University Women, Martin chapter; Boling University Center, room 206B

Session two: 2-2:50 p.m.

  • “Women and Community Leadership”; Joyce Washington, Weakley County Reconciliation Project; Boling University Center, room 206A
  • “Communicating with Confidence”; Melanie Young; Boling University Center, room 206B

Session three: 3-3:50 p.m.

  • “Women and Advocacy”; Morgan Robertson, Tennessee Equality Project organizer; Boling University Center, room 206A
  • “Into the Unknown: Trying New Things”; Caroline Ideus; Boling University Center, room 206B

To allow parents to attend the keynote speaker, child-care will be provided by the chemistry students and faculty advisors. For a $3 fee, children will receive juice, snacks, and supervised science fun in room 230 of the Boling University Center. No prior registration is needed and doors will open at 5:40 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Renee LaFleur, associate professor of history and symposium organizer, at 731-881-1658 or rlafleur@utm.edu.



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