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By Degrees: Gender. Education. And Progress.

This year The Women’s Center acknowledges how positive change for women and gender minorities in educational settings has been brought forth incrementally and only through extraordinary effort and struggle.

This year of programming speaks to the University-wide commemoration of 150 Years of Women at Northwestern and to the subjects of access, inequity and the devaluation of women of color as producers of knowledge so central to the One Book One Northwestern selection for the year, Hidden Figures. With events such as The Women’s Center Fall Keynote and Winter Symposium, it takes time to celebrate those who have stood against gender oppression in higher education and evaluate the state of their ongoing commitment to making the educational experiences of women and other gender minorities equitable, safe, and liberating.

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Fall Keynote Address

Professor Yolanda Flores Niemann will draw on her expertise in the instances and effects of marginalization of women of color in academia. 

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Louis Hall

Winter Symposium

This year's symposium will take place at Norris University Center's Louis Hall on March 11, 2020. 

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