October 27, 2011

Sara Lynn McCall Graduate Assistant, Office of Communications

Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy Lecture: 'Building Bridges and SwimmingUpstream: Chronicles of a Feminist and Justice Activist'

VALDOSTA -- As part of the VSU Women’s and Gender Studies lecture series, Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy will speak from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111, located in the Education Building.

During her lecture, “Building Bridges and Swimming Upstream: Chronicles of a Feminist and Justice Activist,” Norsworthy will be discussing such topics as feminists working together across regions of the world, “coming out” when working in different countries, what feminists from all parts of the world can teach each other and the struggles and challenges in international feminist activism.

“We are very honored to have Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy speak at our campus,” Dr. Tracy Woodard Meyers, WGST program director, said. “She is an inspiration and a true example of an activist feminist scholar.”

For the last 14 years, Norsworthy has been collaborating with local partners in Thailand, Cambodia, refugee communities of Burma in exile and Tibetan communities. She has also been an ardent activist for over a decade at the central Florida and state levels for full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender communities.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Meyers at tmeyers@valdosta.edu.

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