The UTC Department of Women’s Studies continues its 2012 Spring Lecture Series with the presentation, “Inconvenient Women: Gender Inequality in the Justice System” on Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Holt Hall, Room 209. This lecture is free and open to the public.

A panel of educators and experts will discuss the numerous injustices women face with the criminal justice system. Topics of interest will include intimate partner abuse, drugs, sexual assault, rape, homelessness, sexual harassment and what women face as justice professionals.

The panel includes:
• Dr. Sharon Redhawk Love and Dr. Helen Eigenberg from the UTC Department of Criminal Justice
• Dr. Tammy Garland and Karen McGuffee from UTC Department of Legal Studies
• Sara Peters from the UTC Women’s Center

The last two lectures of the series are as follows:

Dr. Carrie Baker
Study of Women and Gender, Smith College
“Social Change from the Grassroots: The Women’s Movement against Sexual Harassment”
Wednesday, March 21st at 2 p.m.
UTC University Center, Chattanooga Room

Dr. Marcia Noe and Emily Hurst
UTC Department of English and Women’s Studies
“One Girl Reporter, a Rope, a Canary, a One Act Play, and the Stanford Law Review”
Wednesday, April 4th at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
UTC University Center, Lookout Room

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