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Women's History Month 2023 at Wofford College: Select Library Resources

This year Wofford focuses on women who have striven—or are currently striving—to refine our knowledge of both the past and the present.

Campus Events & Zoom Gallery Talk

Wednesday, March 1 (on campus)

"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story" / presented by Mzuri Aimbaye, internationally acclaimed singer, actress, and playwright

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Leonard Auditorium

Details: Aimbaye has performed a one-woman play about the mother of African-American voting rights and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. Aimbaye will tell the story of her production and introduce the audience to Hamer’s legacy, incorporating portions of her show into her talk. This event is open to the Spartanburg community.

Thursday, March 2 (on campus)

"Finding the Invisible People in History: Text and Bones" / presented by Dr. Belle S. Tuten, Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Chair, Department of History and Art History at Juniata College

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 101 Olin Building

Details: Tuten will explore how historians can rediscover the lives of average, everyday people in the distant past, particularly invisible populations like women, children, and enslaved people. This talk will show how history, archaeology, and osteology can help us begin to perceive these people and appreciate their lives.

Tuesday, March 14 (on campus)

"Title IX: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination in Education" / presented by Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, Laura and Pete Walker Professor of American Studies, Director of American Studies, and Co-Director of the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 101 Olin Building

Details: Busch will explore the non-legislative processes by which the Title IX statute has been transformed since 1972. She will consider the impact of Title IX on athletics, educational policy, sexual assault, sexual discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Wednesday, March 15 (on campus)

"Inspiring Students to Overcome Life Challenges and Lead a Purposeful Life" / presented by Dr. Christine Stroble, Wofford alum and founder of Teen Moms Anonymous

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Leonard Auditorium Main Building

Details: Stroble, founder of Teen Moms Anonymous, a community-based support group program for teen moms who are trauma survivors, will offer a community forum on her new book, Helping Teen Moms Graduate: Strategies for Families, Schools, and Community Organizations. Stroble’s book is described as both an intervention tool for pregnant and parenting students as well as a prevention tool for teen girls who are not pregnant. Spartanburg-area educators and students will be invited.

Monday, March 20 (on campus)

"People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present" / presented by Dr. Dara Horn.

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Details: Horn will discuss her award-winning book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present. Horn challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, as emblematic of the worst of evils the world has to offer, and so little respect for Jewish lives, as they continue to unfold in the present.  Wofford's library has a print copy of this book.

Event co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Wednesday, March 22 (Zoom virtual gallery talk)

"Artist Talk" / with Chitra Ganesh

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Zoom only.  Register to attend:

Details: Ganesh has developed an expansive body of work rooted in drawing and painting, which has evolved to encompass animations, wall drawings, collages, computer-generated imagery, video, and sculpture. Through studies in literature, semiotics, social theory, science fiction, and historical and mythic texts, Ganesh attempts to reconcile representations of femininity, sexuality, and power absent from the artistic and literary canons. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally. Ganesh is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Printed Matter; the Art Matters Foundation; the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts; the Joan Mitchell Foundation for Painters and Sculptors; and the Hodder Fellowship from the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.