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(Rescheduled-date to be determined) Girls’ Education & Gender Equality: A Panel Discussion

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(Rescheduled-date to be determined) Girls’ Education & Gender Equality: A Panel Discussion

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Girls’ Education & Gender Equality: A Panel Discussion is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. In honor of Women’s History Month, we encourage you to join this panel discussion about experiences educating and empowering girls through sports. Join moderators Dr. Andrea Smith, Chair, Dept. of Languages & Cultures; Soccer Coach Liz Pike; Lacrosse Coaches Lindsey Lutz and Maddie Taghon; and Shenandoah University student-athletes as they discuss how the Shenandoah Women’s Soccer team traveled with girls from the Shenandoah FC Elite U14 soccer team, along with Coach Pike and President Tracy Fitzsimmons, for an empowerment trip to Jacmel, Haiti. In January 2018, Coach Pike and two women’s soccer players returned for another girls’ empowerment trip, but this time they were joined by soccer and lacrosse players, as well as Coaches Lutz and Taghon. Margaret Reiyia Kosha, Family Gender and Education coordinator from the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy, will also be joining the panel discussion via a live-stream from Kenya. Mrs. Kosha will discuss her role in empowering and educating girls in the community. Among many cultural issues that violate the life on young girls, Mrs. Kosha is an advocate against female genital mutilation and early forced marriages. This is a free event and is open to the public. All Women’s History Month events have been sponsored by Shenandoah’s Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies, Public Health, English, Languages & Cultural Studies, Film Studies, and Mass Communication, as well as by the Mosaic Center for Diversity, McCormick Civil War Institute and the Willa Cather Endowment. For more information, contact the Gender & Women’s Studies Program-Coordinator, Petra M. Schweitzer at pschweit@su.edu or Andrea Smith at asmith11@su.edu.


March 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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