This lecture series
is presented by the Women's Center in honor
of MSU alum and Women's Center founding board
member, Shannon Weatherly. Shannon's
compassion and involvement in the community
continues to be an inspiration to others.
As her mother has said about Shannon,"She
felt a great responsibility, not only to her
immediate community of friends, associates,
and her college, but to the larger community
which is humankind." Shannon's activities
incorporated her education in areas including
theology, history, sociology and psychology
which propelled the ideals of feminist studies.
was tragically killed in 1982 while camping
near Gardiner, MT. She was shot by a hunter
who mistook her tent for a bear.
endowment was created by Shannon's family
and friends to bring nationally known feminist
speakers to the campus. These lectures are
presented annually and are free and open to
the public. Past presenters have included
singer/songwriter Holly Near, psychologist
and author Charlotte Davis Kasl, activist
and academy award winning film maker Stacy
Kabat, comedian Maria Falzone, cartoonist
Nicole Hollander, feminist religious scholar,
Dr. Diana Eck, and author Dr. Diana Russell.
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