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LA/W/S Newsletter - Spring 2017

March 1, 2017
By: Jamie Trnka, Ph.D.
When we commit ourselves to equity, diversity, fairness and dignity, we can hold one another accountable to the goals of a liberal education-Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., women's studies director

These are challenging times.

Over the past weeks and months people of all parties and faiths have confronted a rapid succession of political actions that affect our most basic liberties and values. Angela Davis and other compelling speakers at the Women’s March reminded us of the important role an inclusive and intersectional feminism has to play in the defense of vulnerable populations, providing us with the analytical tools we need to resist hatred and division. Insights gained in our department’s courses and programs can and do help students with diverse perspectives engage in informed, fact-based discussion that are always political, but that need not be partisan.

When we commit ourselves to equity, diversity, fairness, and dignity, we can hold one another accountable to the goals of a liberal education and a democratic society. We’ll continue to work hard to advance conversations about women’s health and access to affordable care; citizenship, law, and electoral politics; women entrepreneurs; and women’s vibrant creative contributions in the Americas.

I hope you will join us! Expand the conversation by bringing someone new along the next time you attend a LA/W/S event, or even when you stop by our office (LSC 221 C) to learn more about declaring a concentration or a major in Latin American or Women’s Studies.

Read more from the LA/W/S newsletter here

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