On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 students in Rebecca Missonis’ International Women’s History class and Carolyn Lyday’s Feminist Spirituality course will present Many Stories Matter: Resisting the Danger of a Single Story.
The project, which the classes have been working on for the past three weeks, asks students to tell a story about something or someone that woke them up—a story that needs to be told in the community, and that is theirs to tell. Stories could be told through a variety of art formats including film, spoken word, and digital art.
“Carolyn and I have been talking for some time about the ways in which our courses complement one another,” said Rebecca. “We noticed how frequently our students were remarking that they wished there were a way to bring greater awareness to the many ways in which gender manifests and influences political, social, and economic norms in a variety of cultures, which we examine in our respective classes. We hope this project will be a way for each of our students to recognize how understanding gender has impacted their own lives, and to feel empowered by telling a story of their choosing in a way that feels right to them.”
Many Stories Matter: Resisting the Danger of a Single Story will take place in McFeely Atrium beginning at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.