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Diverse Women’s Summit 2020: “Expanding Equality”
March 10 - March 11
Wichita State University‘s Department of Women, Gender, and Diversity Studies, in sponsorship with WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, League of Women Voters of Kansas and Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, convenes the annual Diverse Women’s Summit (DWS) of individuals and groups from different backgrounds on local, regional, and global diversity issues.
The summit will take place on March 10 and 11 in the Beggs Ballroom on the 3rd Floor of the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). The summit is free and open to the public.
This event is in three parts:
▪️ Student Showcase (featuring presentations – papers, art, posters, and other projects – by students)
March 10 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
▪️ International Women’s Day Keynote Speech – “Citizenship before the Women’s Suffrage Amendment: African American and Native American, Rights, and Resistance” by Professor Kim Warren of the University of Kansas History Department
March 10 | 7 p.m.
▪️ Creative Concourse (featuring poetry, skits, stories, and other presentations by community members and students)
March 11 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Because this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on women’s right to vote in America as well as the crucial 38th ratification of Equal Rights Amendment written in 1923, the theme of the 2020 summit is “Expanding Equality.”
It is designed to celebrate women’s right to vote, its implications for different women, and increasing opportunities for the future of women and gender with challenges posed by class/poverty, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, religion and other pyramids of power.
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