Women's Center

We Persist: 

A Women and Gender Studies

Seminar Series

with the Livingston Civic and Garden Club

March 20th & April 17th, 5-8 pm
Millard Oakley Public Library
107 E Main Street, Livingston TN 38570

Join the Women's Center, the WGS program, and the Livingston Civic and Garden Club for a two-session series celebrating women's history and entrepreneurship and tackling some of the issues facing women and gender minorities today.

Refreshments Provided, no RSVP required.

Supported by Tech's Rural Reimagined Grant Program.

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Session 1: Celebrating Women's History Month

March 20, 5 - 8 pm


5:00-5:10: Welcome
With Tammy Mansell and Helen Hunt

5:10-6:10: Doing Good
Dr. Krystal Akeheinmi: "Makin' it Work: Ordinary Women in the Civil Rights Movement"
Cigi England: "The Exceptional Power of Including Everyone"

6:10-6:30: WGS Student Spotlight

6:30-6:45: Break

6:45-7:45: Doing Craft
Dr. Jennifer Gray: "Delicious Diplomacy: Connecting Cultures with Food"
Jamhile Eckert: "The Fine Art of Feeling like Yourself"

7:45: Closing Discussion

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Session 2: Educating for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 17, 5-8 pm

Special Guest: The Steven's Center

5:00-5:10: Welcome
With Tammy Mansell and Helen Hunt

5:10-6:10: The Tennessee Context
Tara Bates, Cookeville PD: "Sexual Assault from a Law Enforcement Perspective"
Dr. Lauren Wright: "Human Trafficking in Tennessee"

6:10-6:20: Spotlight on the Steven's Center

6:20-6:30: Break

6:30-7:30: Intervention and Activism
Dr. Helen Hunt, "Taking Action to Change Ideas"
Betsy Moon, "How to Help when Someone Discloses"

7:30: Closing Discussion with Women and Gender Studies Students

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