Courses / Contemporary Issues / WOMEN’S VOICES

Coordinators: Sandra Abramson, Diane Reynolds

As the Women’s Movement that exploded in the 1960’s and has continued to today opened up opportunities for girls and women, it also provided opportunities for women’s voices to be heard.  We can see this in many forms — from music to books to art to the corporate boardrooms to the floors of legislatures and executive offices in governments all around the country.  We’ll listen to these voices and look at the impact.  We’ll explore how class, race, sex, gender and ethnic diversity amplify, modulate and transform these voices.  Presentations will be held to 20-25 minutes and the remainder of the class will be open for attendees to talk about their personal experiences. We will look at women in politics, theater and film, in law, and as professors, teachers, lawyers, librarians, and mothers.

B WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm

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