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WOMEN'S STUDIES NEWS

Social Media, Feminist Activism

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies Karen Frost-Arnold will open the 2014-2015 Sentiments & Declarations lecture series with a discussion on social media as a growing platform for feminist activism and other liberatory struggles. Her talk, "Trust, Activism, and Social Media," will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women's Rights...  More >>

“Troubling Convention” Addressed Equality

On the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, July 19, 2014, Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation to a full house in the Guntzel Theater of the Women's Rights National Historical Park. Titled "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" the passionate and i...  More >>

“Troubling" Women's Rights Convention

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation, as part of the Sentiments & Declarations lecture series. The discussion, "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, in the Gunz...  More >>

Bayer Named to NWHF Board

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer was recently named to the Board of Directors of the National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. "Betty will be a tremendous asset because of her extensive network and her ability to link HWS, as well as the academic and women's studies com...  More >>

Students Attend PLEN Conferences

Several William Smith students recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN). Each year, PLEN hosts female students from colleges and universities across the country, bringing them to Washington, D.C., to experience firsthand how public policy is shaped and implemented at the national level. Tess O'Leary '14, Cynthia Uwic...  More >>