Woman, One History: A Conversation with
Ida B. Wells
life of Ida B. Wells is a fascinating combination
of women's history, black history, and American
history. This presentation is a one-woman
show ľa conversation-- with Ida B. Wells, a
fierce and fearless civil rights advocate,
anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's
rights advocate, journalist, and speaker.
She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising
leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy.
Presenter Rosemary Lytle, President of the
NAACP Colorado/Montana/Wyoming State Conference,
wraps up her presentation by taking questions
both as Ida B. Wells and then as herself,
addressing modern day issues for people
of color and the current work of the NAACP.
This program is cosponsored with our friends
in the Diversity Awareness Office.
Identity within the Irula Tribe of South
us for a wonderful presentation by Sarah
Webb who will present stories and images
of the women living in South India's Irula
tribe. Sarah spent the past year living
in rural Tamil Nadu, teaching English and
Social Studies to first-generation literacy
students. During her stay in India, she
interviewed four women about their lives
as members of the Irula Tribe, exploring
issues of inter-caste marriage, widow rituals
and the invisibility of domestic violence
and alcoholism. Her presentation will focus
on the stories of each woman, as well as
the intricacies of Irula rituals.
History Reception and Student of Achievement
Lounge, Strand Union Building, MSU
us for the 22nd annual Women's History Month
Reception and presentation of our Student
of Achievement Awards, an event co-sponsored
with our friends in the MSU Alumni Foundation.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Kiah
Abbey, community activist and MSU student
is coming to Bozeman!
us at 6:30 p.m. in the SUB Ballrooms for
inspirational and educational lecture:
Pay for Equal Work"
author Lilly Ledbetter!
us for an educational and inspirational
lecture by author and activist Lilly
Ledbetter . After nineteen years
of working at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
factory in her home town in Alabama, Ms.
Ledbetter received an anonymous note from
a colleague informing her that she was making
thousands of dollars per year less than
her male colleagues. For ten years, Ledbetter
fought to close the gap between women's
and men's wages in a historic discrimination
case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
After being awarded a settlement for gender
pay discrimination in federal court, the
U.S. Supreme Court ultimately overturned
the ruling. On January 29, 2009, President
Obama's first act of business as president
was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay
Act into law. Ledbetter's story is both
inspiring and educational, as her exceptional
determination became a victory for the entire
us in welcoming Lilly Ledbetter to Montana
State as she shares her story, her insights,
and her grit and grace with our community.
Attend this free lecture at 6:30
p.m., Monday, March 31 st in the Stand Union
Building Ballrooms on the Montana State
University campus. There will also
be copies of Ms. Ledbetter's book, Grace
and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness
at Goodyear and Beyond available for
sale and signing.
incredible honor is made possible by the
generosity of The MSU Women's Center's Shannon
Weatherly Lecture Series, the Associated
Students of Montana State University, the
Office of the President, Office of the Provost,
ADVANCE Project TRACS, the
Year of Engaged Leadership, Leadership Institute,
Career Services, Office for Institutional
Equity, Women's Faculty Caucus, VOICE Center,
Diversity Awareness Office, College of Letters
and Science, Dean of Library, College of
Agriculture, College of Education, Health
and Human Development, College of Arts and
Architecture, Jake Jabbs College of Business
and Entrepreneurship, College of Nursing,
College of Engineering, Vice President for
Student Success, Equal Pay Task Force, Bozeman
Business and Professional Women, Women's
Foundation of Montana, and Montana National
Organization for Women.