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Women tell their stories

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Noted feminist to speak

Andrea Smith, a well-known scholar and author, is the keynote speaker at this year’s observation of Women’s History Month at Fort Lewis College.
Smith teaches media and cultural studies at the University of Californi, Riverside, and she is the U.S. coordinator of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.
As an author, Smith, of Cherokee heritage, focuses often on issues affecting Native Americans.
Among her publications are Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.
Smith is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence.
Smith received her doctorate degree in history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2002. She previously taught in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan.
On March 17, Andrea Smith, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, will be the keynote speaker. Smith’s address, which will begin at 6 p.m. in Noble Hall, Room 130, is titled “Transforming Justice: Gender Violence and Community Accountability.”
A reception at the Native American Center will be held after Smith’s presentation.

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Women’s History Month traces its origin to International Women’s Day in 1911.
“Our Women’s History Month programming strives to include the voices, experiences and history of all women and will even challenge our preconceived notions of what a woman is,” said Nancy Stoffer, the campus coordinator of diversity programming.
The Women’s Resource Center also is marking the occasion with events through the month.
“The mission of our center is to advocate for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County,” said executive director Liz Mora.
The Fort Lewis College celebration started with the presentations last week of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” vignettes dealing with women’s issues and women’s sexuality.
Tuesday , the film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” – which traces the history of the women’s movement from the founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966 to 1971 – will be shown in Noble Hall, Room 130, at FLC. The movie will begin at 6 p.m. The film covers contributions to the cause by intellectuals and the more radical elements of the women’s liberation movement.
Gilda Yazzie, an FLC alumna, is regional director of the National Board of NOW. She will lead a discussion after the film.
On March 17, Andrea Smith, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, will be the keynote speaker. Smith’s address, which will begin at 6 p.m. in Noble Hall, Room 130, is titled “Transforming Justice: Gender Violence and Community Accountability.”
A reception at the Native American Center will be held after Smith’s presentation.

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