2009-2010 Sponsored Events
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Dorcetta Taylor (February 2010) – Host a lecture by Dorcetta Taylor, who is a prof at Michigan and heads up their “Minority Environmental Leadership Development Initiative.”
Girls in Science Day (March 2010) – Together with the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women and the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Women In Science, a 1-day event that brought girls to UT to learn about STEM fields was sponsored.
Medea Project (April 2010) – Host The Medea Project, which was created in 1989 and continues to be run by Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor out of the San Fransisco area. The Medea Project does playwriting and creates theatrical productions with incarcerated women.
Rosemarie Garland Thomson (April 2010) - Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is an internationally renowned scholar in disability studies and women & gender studies. Last month Dr. Garland-Thomson was named one of 2009's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" by UTNE Reader. She recently published the book Staring: How We Look, a groundbreaking exploration of the deeply (and awkwardly) human behavior of staring, exploring not only the factors that motivate it but also the targets and the effects of the stare.
2010 Diversity Week (April 2010) – PLSD hosted CC Carter. Ms. Carter earned her Bachelor's degree from Spelman College in Atlanta and her Master's degree in creative writing from Queens College in New York. Her work not only encompasses writing and slam poetry, but also acting. She can be seen in several documentaries, and her published works include Body Language and Letters to My Love.
Strategies for Success in the Workplace (April 2010) – this was the first PLSD only event. The event was panel discussion on March 3 with distinguished university alumni.
Association for Women In Science (AWIS) (April 2010) – PLSD hosted a luncheon with a panel discussion between female students and faculty members of all ranks at The University of Toledo.