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Events planned for Women's History Month

women's history month graphicSeveral events are planned at Morehead State to commemorate Women's History Month in March.

The gender studies program will host two presentations about women's issues in March:

Megan Rookard and Morgan Ferguson with Pathways will moderate a discussion about sexual assault Tuesday, March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Theater.

Professor Barbara G. Brents from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will present a lecture, "The State of Sex: Nevada's Legal Brothels, and the Political Economy of Sex," on Tuesday, March 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ADUC Theater.

"Gender Studies is excited to bring both local and national experts on gender issues to campus for Women's History Month," said Dr. Bernadette Barton, professor of sociology and gender studies.

The Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC) is also sponsoring several events in March:

  • A ladies' lunch will be held at noon Friday, March 8, in the Heritage Room in ADUC.
  • There will be a screening of the film "Selena" on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in room 301 of ADUC.
  • There will be a vision board activity on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in room 302 of ADUC.
  • Throughout March, the EDEC will be holding a social media trivia contest. Daily clues will be posted on Instagram (@edec.msu), highlighting influential women throughout history. Answers can be submitted in the comments, and a prize will be awarded to the person with the most correct responses at the end of the month.

Learn more about gender studies at MSU by contacting Barton at or 606-783-2710.

For more information about the EDEC, contact Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Myiah Clemons at or 606-783-9051.