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Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium explores the state of women’s leadership in 2017

Augusta University will host the 5th Biennial Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 in Allgood Hall.

Titled “Year of the Woman? Gender and Power in Action,” the theme of the symposium is exploring the state of women’s leadership 25 years after the infamous “Year of the Woman” in 1992.

Dr. Nsenga K. Burton, digital editor of Grady Newsource and a faculty member of the University of Georgia’s Cox Institute of Journalism Innovation, Management & Leadership at the Grady College of Journalism and Media Studies, will deliver the keynote address.

The symposium will be divided into 4 sessions held throughout the day, and includes the presentation of two films: Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, which explores the coverage of women’s suffrage in early cinema, and The Gender Chip Project, which follows five women majoring in the sciences, engineering and math at The Ohio State University.

Click here register for the 5th Biennial Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium. Registration is free for Augusta University students not eating a lunch. Prices may vary for other attendees.

Contact Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent, interim director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program, for more information.

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Nick Garrett

Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or ngarret1@augusta.edu.