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Southeastern to celebrate Women's History Month

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Departments of English and History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University will host Women’s History Month during March with a free lecture series.
     Focused on the theme of “Our History Is Our Strength,” topics of politics, poetry and writing will be incorporated into the month’s events set to take place in the Student Union Theatre.  
     Southeastern Department of History and Political Science head William Robison will kick off the series March 3 with a 2 p.m. lecture on Anne Boleyn as depicted in film and television.
     “We are delighted to be able to offer a very rich Women’s History Month program for 2011 in spite of the unprecedented challenges that Southeastern has faced this year. Much credit for the program’s quality goes to the six women who volunteered to participate,” Robison said. 
     Robison also said that celebrating Women’s History Month for the past 12 years has been a great opportunity for Southeastern students who are able to hear women share their life experiences. 
     All Women’s History Month presentations will be held in the Student Union Theatre.    The schedule includes:
▪ March 3, 2 p.m.—William Robison: “The Return of Anne Boleyn: A Century of Film and Television.”
▪ March 14, 11 a.m. — social and cultural historian Patricia Brady of New Orleans: “A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson.” A book signing will follow.
▪ March 17, 12:30 p.m.—Samantha Perez, Southeastern graduate and current doctoral student at Tulane University: “The Islenos of Louisiana: On the Water’s Edge.” A book signing will follow.
▪ March 21, 2 p.m.— Southeastern English Instructor and poet and Alison Pelegrin: “Poetry Readings from Hurricane Party.” A book signing will follow.
▪ March 24, 11 a.m.— Author Carron Fillingim: “Revelations from ‘Cheesecake Manor’: Agatha Christie, Detective Fiction, and Interwar England.”
▪ March 28, 12:30 p.m.— Edith Ambrose, Southeastern instructor of history: “Sarah Towles Reed and Roberta Towles: Two Visionaries in Politics and the Classroom.”
▪ March 31, 2 p.m.— Southeastern terrorism expert Margaret Gonzalez-Perez of the Department of History and Political Science: “Gendercide: the World’s Missing Women.” 
     For additional information about Southeastern’s Women’s History Month, contact Robison at 985-549-2109 or

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