West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg celebrates Women's History Month.
CONTACT: Dean of Students' Office, 304-424-8209.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will celebrate Women's History Month with programs which explore the lives of two poets, the history of motherhood, and the current struggles of an American Muslim author in today's world.
The programs are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by the college's Social Justice Committee and the Humanities Speakers Series.
On March 3 at 12:30 p.m., Maggie Berdine, English professor, will take a look at the life of Sylvia Plath and her poetry. Living history performer and poet Debra Connor will give voice to Plath’s poetry. Joining them on the program will be Bruce Smith. The presentation will be given in Rooms 2536-38.
"The History of Motherhood from Colonial Times through the Antebellum Era" will be considered in a March 4th program at 12:30 p.m. in Rooms 2536-38. Presenters will be Katherine Antoline and Melinda Hicks, doctoral students and graduate instructors in the WVU Women's Studies Program.
Author and journalist Asra Nomani’s talk on “Continuing the Journey Towards Empowerment and Equality” will chronicle her efforts to reconcile the rich multicultural traditions of her Indian heritage and the concerns she holds today as a socially-engaged American Muslim woman and author. The program will be held at 7:15 p.m., March 11 in Room 1305.
On March 25, Deborah Conner will present "A Portrayal of Emily Dickinson." Her living history presentation will be given in Room 2536-38 at 12:30 p.m.
Additional information is available by contacting the dean of students' office at 424-8209.
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