"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women." -Elizabeth Blackwell (first U.S. female physician)

January 24: An Examination of Reproductive Health in Greenland

SUB 168  Noon-1 p.m.

Join Elizabeth Rink, PhD MSW and Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development and Project Leader for The Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity at MSU, for this discussion about the unprecedented challenges to Indigenous ways of life as a result of rapid economic and environmental changes seen in Arctic Indigenous communities. Across the Arctic region, fertility and population growth are low. Nowhere is the fragile balance between human survival and environmental impacts being more strongly felt in the Arctic than Greenland. 

February 7: Women Serving in the Peace Corps: Bridge Builders and Cultural Ambassadors

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Become inspired to make a difference! Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Come hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments of serving in the Peace Corps from female Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV’s). Ask questions of our panelists about serving abroad and navigating different cultures as both an American and a woman and how they embraced their roles as bridge builders and cultural ambassadors.

February 21: The Big C: Compassion Capsules

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

A panel of WRIT 101 students will share their experiences working with Bozeman community women who are travelling down the road named “cancer.”  Instructor Jill Davis’ students and community women are working together to create lifetime legacy videos for patient/survivor’s families and loved ones. What is it like to travel along a road named “cancer”? Come hear about these transformational interviews and be inspired by the strength of the human spirit.   "Stories heal" Maya Angelou says, and these students have most certainly found that to be true. 

February 28: Mindful Eating and Body Acceptance: Well-being over Weight!

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, join Julie Goyette, MS, RDN and MSU’s Student Health Nutritionist, for a look at the unintended negative consequences of dieting for weight loss, the science of mindfulness, and how mindful eating can play a role in making peace with your plate and your body.

March 7: Women's Rights in a Global Context: A Summer in India

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and has been identified in all 50 states and every country. Globally, women face discrimination, interpersonal violence, maternal mortality and inadequate access to healthcare. Join MSU student, Emma Folkerts, and hear about her internship experience in Maharashtra, India, and her work with the HEART Initiative here in Bozeman.

March 28: The "Comfort" Women: Sexual Slavery in World War II

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

MSU student Naomi Bottomley will present her research about the history of the many women who were kidnapped and detained by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII to serve at “comfort stations” where they were forced into sexual servitude.  Naomi will discuss the ongoing controversy about the accusation that these women were prostitutes and the fact that the Japanese Government has not made reparations for these victims.

April 18: Being Female in the Field: Experiences of Two Solo Researchers

SUB 168 Noon-1 p.m.

The female field experience is not often a topic of discussion within the academic community or scientific circles. Two MSU PhD candidates in Earth Sciences, Katie Bills Walsh, and Sylvia Nicovich, will discuss their experiences conducting fieldwork as solo female researchers.




 "What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply." -Barbara Strickland

Sack Lunch Seminars are free, fun, informal, and open to everyone!
Sponsored by the Women's Center, a department in the division of Student Success 
SUB 372, 406-994-3836
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