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'Resilience and Resistance: Native Women Confront Sexual Violence' presentation set for March 27

Monday, March 26, 2018

LAWRENCE — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sarah Deer, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the School of Law.

“Resilience and Resistance: Native Women Confront Sexual Violence” is the first lecture in the spring Gallery Lecture Series lineup and will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Watson Library, third floor West.

In this presentation, Deer will focus on the past, present and future efforts to address the high rates of sexual violence in Indian country. Deer will explain the parameters of tribal criminal jurisdiction and explore how intersectional feminism can be deployed to develop concrete solutions.

The spring Gallery Lecture Series is developed in conjunction with the Haricombe Gallery exhibition, “Side by Side.” The Gallery Lecture Series features interdisciplinary lectures and creative works from scholars and researchers across campus. This lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the Gallery Lecture Series webpage.

The second lecture in the spring Gallery Lecture Series is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. April 24 and will feature Sierra Watt, a political science doctoral candidate. Watt will present “The Political Representation of Women Within Native American Tribal Governments.” 

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