Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ball State University Libraries Celebrates Women's Week 2009

The Geography of Women’s History: Ball State University Celebrates Women’s Week 2009

Ball State University is celebrating Women’s Week 2009 March 23 through March 28 in conjunction with National Women’s History Month. The annual event is planned by the Women’s Studies Program to commemorate the achievements and experiences of women. The Geospatial Resources & Map Collection is presenting a special maps exhibit, The Geography of Women’s History, in the windows of the GRMC and in the College of Architecture and Planning Archives display cases.

Vera Adams, Instructor in the Department of Urban Planning, and Rabita Rajkarnikar, graduate student in the Department of Urban Planning, will be discussing the life of Jane Jacobs, an urban writer and activist who championed new, community-based approaches to planning for over 40 years. The session is Tuesday, March 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. in the Architecture Building, room 100.

The GRMC will also be exhibiting maps during the Third Annual African Diaspora Research Conference: Sisters, Girls, and Women: Gender Solidarity and Struggle in Bracken Library’s Forum Room on Thursday, March 26 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. This conference at Ball State University is in conjunction with Women’s Week and is a themed one-day conference exploring issues related to the roots and global dispersion of ethnically African peoples.

All Women’s Week events are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of events, please visit http://www.bsu.edu/womensstudies/Women's%20Week.htm or contact Julee Rosser, Interim Director of the Women’s Studies Program, at 765/285-5451.

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