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Feb. 28, 2008
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Panel of nationally-known speakers to address intergenerational feminism in honor of Women's History Month

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of activities designed to appeal to all generations.

The keynote event, “Women, Girls, Ladies: A Panel on Intergenerational Feminism,” is scheduled Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Student Center Ballroom, 900 Oakwood Street, on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti. The event is free and open to the public.

Four generations of feminists will discuss the changes and common goals within the feminist movement. Topics such as power, work, sex, motherhood, pop culture and the future will be addressed.

Panelists include: Gloria Feldt, 65, author, commentator, speaker and self-described “freelance rabble rouser;” Kristal Brent Zook, 42, award-winning journalist and author; Deborah Siegal, 38, consultant of women’s issues and author; and Courtney Martin, 27, journalist, filmmaker, teacher and author. 

“Older and younger women define feminism differently, so we hope to appeal to all generations with this event by explaining how the different generations are similar and different,” said Linda Schott, program director of women’s and gender studies.

For a complete list of scheduled events at EMU that celebrate Women’s History Month, visit http://www.emich.edu/wstudies/whmonth.html or call EMU’s women’s and gender studies program, 734.487.1177.

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