KCKCC to hold Women’s History Month event

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College will continue its Women’s History Month celebration with a keynote event later this week.

“Feminism, Peacebuilding & Women’s Global Advocacy” is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 13 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will also be served.

Dr. Carol Coburn, from Avila University and the Buchanan Initiative on Peace & Nonviolence will lead the discussion. She will explore the ways historic and contemporary feminism connect with peace and nonviolent movements, while promoting women’s advocacy throughout the world.

Coburn currently teaches Women and Gender Studies and Religious Studies and is the director of the CSJ Center for Heritage, Spirituality and Services at Avila. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Buchanan Initiative for Peace & Nonviolence and has published two books focusing on women’s history and American religious history as well as numerous articles, essays and book reviews.

Co-hosts of the Women’s History Month programs are Women & Gender Advocacy, the Counseling & Advocacy Center, Women’s Studies, AAUW, the Intercultural Center, the Art Gallery, the Veterans Center and Students for Global Peace.

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