Women's Sports History: From Strength to Resistance

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Center on Gender Equity and Health in collaboration with International House is pleased to present, “Women's Sports History: From Strength to Resistance,” a talk by Dr. Bonnie J. Morris on March 13 from 4:00 – 5.30PM in the Great Hall at International House on the UC San Diego campus.

Bonnie J. Morris, PhD, is a professor at Georgetown & George Washington University and senior fellow at the Global Women’s Institute. A specialist in women’s history, her work centers on issues in women’s sports, the women’s music movement, Jewish women’s history and other female-identified communities across time. Her course "Athletics and Gender” focuses on violence toward women in sports culture and female empowerment through athletic opportunity. Her newest book, The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture, is now available via SUNY Press. You can also find her article “Teaching Athletics and Gender: A Pedagogical Narrative” on Jstor.

Join us on March 13 for an engaging discussion of the ways women have handled stereotypes, discrimination and limited ideas about the female body to achieve record-breaking triumph in the athletic world. Refreshments will be provided!

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