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Award-Winning Educator, Writer and Activist to Present Lecture and Workshop at KU

April 11, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Stephanie Gilmore, an award-winning educator, activist and writer, will present a lecture on activism in the 21st century, entitled "Why We Need to Listen to and Follow Young People," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 14 in McFarland Student Union room 183.

The next day, she will present a workshop on activism in the 21st century, at 3 p.m., in Academic Forum room 201. During the workshop, Gilmore will encourage students to speak openly and frankly about the realities of sexual violence on college campuses, as well as how to mobilize forces to undo a culture of sexual violence. Students will walk away with new knowledge and insights, as well as a sense of empowerment that comes from community building.

Gilmore will also attend a meeting of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) student group, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main room 3.

Gilmore holds a Ph.D. in comparative women's history, and is the author of two books on feminist activism in the 1970s, "Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States" and "Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America."

She is currently the editor for the Committee on LGBT History and a member of the editorial collective for The Feminist Wire and the academic journal Feminist Studies.

This event is sponsored by the FMLA.