Women's History Month features presentations
Lewis-Clark State College will host a series of discussions and presentations on women during March as part of Women's History Month, which is co-sponsored by the President's Commission on Diversity and the Social Science Division at LCSC.
The annual event will feature a new twist this year as four of the presentations will be focus on Native American women and will be held in conjunction with the 24th annual Native American Awareness Week at LCSC on March 7-11.
Each discussion is free and open to the public. The discussions begin on March 3 and continue through March 29 on the LCSC campus and cover a variety of topics.
Misty Urban, an assistant professor in the Humanities Division at LCSC, kicked off the series with a discussion on "Women and Magic in Medieval Europe" last Thursday.
The next four presentations will be held during Native American Awareness Week and all will be in the Williams Conference Center at LCSC. The first is on March 8 at 3-4 p.m. and features Amy Canfield, an assistant professor in the Social Science Division, discussing "The Cult of Domesticity Meets the Reservation: Shoshone-Bannock Women and the Assimilation Efforts at Fort Hall." The Fort Hall Indian Reservation is located north of Pocatello.
Vivian Wilson, a Social Science student at LCSC and interpreter for the Nez Perce national Historical Park, will talk about "Nez Perce Women During the 1940s-1950s Period" on March 9 at 10:30-11:45 a.m.
On March 10, Social Science lecturer Diana Ames will facilitate a student panel consisting of Tyger Spencer, Drea Matheny, Tamara Ashley, Sarah Hennessey, and Samantha George on "Native Women… The Dreams and Challenges of Higher Education." That discussion will take place at 9-10:15 a.m.
Later that day, Heather VanMullem, an associate professor in the Education Division, will look at "'Hoopin' It Up: Basketball, Life, and American Indian Female Athletes" at noon-1:15 p.m.
The talks resume on March 22 when Shelly Meisner of the Lewiston-Clarkston YWCA discusses "Women and Violence" at noon-1:15 p.m. in room 115 of Sacajawea Hall.
On March 23, LCSC students Kelly-Ray Meyer, John Kok, Jenny Hole, Naomi Maier, and Chelsey Gay will present "Women’s History: Views from the Classroom to Real Life" at noon-1:15 p.m., in room 112 of Sacajawea Hall.
The final discussion is on March 29 in room 115 of Sacajawea Hall and will be led Social Science professor Leanne Parker, who will discuss "17 Short Films on Breasts." This suite of short films explores a range of feelings and concerns women have about their breasts. Intelligent and thoughtful women of all ages talk about the meaning to them of their breasts throughout the life cycle from sources of embarrassment in the early teen years, to pride and self-identity later on, and as sources of nourishment and nurturing for their children. Several of these short visual essays focus on the risk and reality of breast cancer.
For more information on Women's History Month at LCSC or these presentations, contact Canfield in the Social Science Division at either email@example.com or (208) 792-2362.