Sign up for Women's History Month book discussions

Sign up for Women's History Month book discussions

The UST community is invited to participate in informal discussions related to the 16th annual Luann Dummer Lecture in celebration of Women's History Month. Discussions will be held Feb. 23, 25 and 26, and March 2 and 5.

Susan Faludi, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, will deliver the Luann Dummer Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. The topic of her lecture will be "Why Feminism Still Matters." The event is free and open to the public.

Susan Faludi

The women's center will examine Faludi's book, The Terror Dream, in book- discussion sessions both prior to and after her lecture. Men and women are invited to participate; see the schedule below.

A compelling voice in American feminism, Faludi is one of the most astute chroniclers of the changing roles and expectations of men and women. After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 as an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Faludi "set off firecrackers across the political landscape" (Time) with her groundbreaking book, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. An eloquent examination of the issues facing women today, the book was an international best-seller and winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Considered a "groundbreaker" in terms of redefining gender perceptions, Faludi's presentations challenge modern stereotypes and force people to re-evaluate their views and convictions in order to better understand and relate within the social structures of a modern society.

To sign up for a discussion group, e-mail Pat Alexander with your name, campus mailbox number, phone number and indicate your position as faculty, staff, student or other; in addition, let her know the date and time below that is your first choice for a discussion group.

All sessions will be held in the women's center, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, unless otherwise indicated. Alexander will e-mail a confirmation and mail a copy of the book.

Discussion schedule:

  • Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Commuter Center, lower level, Murray-Herrick Campus Center – led by Dr. Corrine Carvalho, Theology Department and women's center director
  • 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 – led by Dr. Angela High- Pippert, Political Science Department, and Liz Dussol, Undergraduate Academic Advising Department
  • Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 – led by Dr. Brenda Powell, English Department
  • Noon-1 p.m Monday, March 2, room to be announced – led by Dr. Corrine Carvalho, Theology Department and women's center director
  • 3-4 p.m. Thursday, March 5 – led by Dr. Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Art History Department