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Global Women’s Series begins March 5

BOONE—The inaugural Global Women’s Series focusing on women and the environment begins March 5 at Appalachian State University.

View larger image“Arise,” a film about women inspiring community building, will be shown March 20 as part of the Global Women’s Series and the Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University.

The series is designed to address contemporary global issues affecting women and girls, as well as increase knowledge of the world community, diversity and global interdependence. Events are free and open to the public.

Events in the series are:

Tuesday, March 5, “Women and the Environment: Expressions of Inspiration,” 5-7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom – This networking reception features local female environmental activists and is designed to help people meet campus and community organizations actively involved in increasing the environmental health of the High Country. Remarks from Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, director of the sustainable development program, begin at 5:30 p.m. Interactive art performances will also be featured throughout the reception.

Wednesday, March 20, “Arise,” 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium – This feature-length film follows the stories of women around the world who come together to heal injustices against the earth and inspire community building. It is hosted by the Global Women’s Series and sponsored by the Department of Geology, Belk Library and Information Commons, Appalachian Popular Programming Society and the Office of Sustainability in conjunction with the Sustainability Film Series.

Wednesday, March 27, “Eco-Feminism and Climate Change,” 7 p.m., Parkway Ballroom in Plemmons Student Union – Dr. Chris Cuomo, a professor of philosophy and chair of women’s studies at the University of Georgia, will discuss how climate change affects gender, class and global justice.

The series is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, the women’s studies program and Belk Library and Information Commons.

For more information, visit http://international.appstate.edu/outreach/gws or contact Sarah Bergstedt at 828-262-8046 or bergstedtss@appstate.edu in the Office of International Education and Development.

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