Recognizing the contributions of women
“Let Her Voice Be Heard” celebration at LHU March 22
March 16, 2012
Lock Haven University’s annual “Let Her Voice Be Heard” celebration will be held on Thursday, March 22 in the HOPE Center, G204 East Campus. The public is invited to this free event, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
In keeping with the spirit of Women’s History Month, “Let Her Voice Be Heard” celebrates the voices and visions of diverse women. Dr. Gayatri Devi, assistant professor of English and coordinator of Women’s Studies, explained that the goal of the event “is to illuminate and to honor the rich contributions women have made to social, cultural and political life.”
“Let Her Voice Be Heard” features readings of original works by female faculty and students, as well as readings by both genders of various works by famous female authors.
One highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the first annual Virginia Martin Prizes in Gender Issues. First, second, and third place awards are presented to students based on essays using gender and women’s issues as the topic, focus of analysis or thematic concern. Men and women in all disciplines are invited to submit essays. The awards are made possible by gift from Associate Professor Emerita Virginia Martin, who played a pivotal role in establishing the Women’s Studies Program at LHU.
In addition, nominees for the 2012 President’s Award for Distinguished Work on Women’s Issues will be announced.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is hosted by the HOPE Center and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
For further information, please contact Tracey Cummings, coordinator of “Let Her Voice Be Heard,” at email@example.com
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.