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Politics, Sept. 11 and Campus Violence Focus of Women's Studies Forums

The Women's Studies Forum at Plattsburgh State University of New York is planning another semester of open forums for the campus and community residents.

The forums, which are held on Thursdays during the academic year from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Women's Studies Office at 518-564-3002.

Funding of the Women's Studies Forums is provided by the Women's Studies Program and through a special grant from College Auxiliary Services.


The Women's Studies Forums planned for the month of September are:

  • Sept. 4:  "Politics and Women" Patricia Bentley, librarian and president of the local chapter of United University Professions, and Dr. Olivia O'Donnell, Women's Studies.  What is the status of feminism in the current political culture of the United States?  An examination of the coming political season and candidate races.
  • Sept. 11:  "Memories & Consequences:   Sept. 11, 2001" Robin Riley, assistant professor of women's studies, will lead a conversation into what has happened as a result of Sept. 11. We will explore gender, war, the new imperialism and the erosion of civil liberties.
  • Sept. 18:  "It Won't Happen to Me!"   Lynda Ames, interim director of Women's Studies and professor of sociology and criminal justice, will examine violence on college campuses, particularly violence against women.  Join the discussion on the causes and cures of violence.
  • Sept. 25:  "Rural Poverty, Rural Law"   Susan Patnode and Julie Davies of the Rural Law Center will analyze areas, particularly systemic problems like transportation, affordable housing and the rights of young people and senior citizens.
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