Campus organizations team up to host Women’s Issues Forum

Campus organizations team up to host Women's Issues Forum �� Amnesty International and the Political Science League have partnered to sponsor a Women's Issues Forum on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.

The forum is the first women's rights forum to be held at The University of South Dakota and will begin at 6 p.m. in Farber Hall, followed by a reception in the Presidential Rooms in the Coyote Student Center. The forum is free and open to the public.

Faculty and student members of Amnesty International and the Political Science League will provide questions for the evening.�Among issues slated for discussion are women's health issues and minority women's issues in South Dakota.

Associate professor of political science Betty Smith will moderate the forum, which features a variety of participants. Kate Looby, state director of South Dakota for Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, will focus on family planning and women's health issues; Sanaa Dieb Abourezk, a native Syrian, who has witnessed human rights violations of radical Muslim fundamentalists, will focus on minority women's issues; Kay Solberg, an advocate for the Women's Resource Center and business woman, will share her expertise in the areas of women in business and domestic violence prevention and advocacy; and Jean Hunhoff, a state representative and expert on health care, will focus on women's health issues.�

For more information about the conference, please contact Dr. Dwight Vick at dvick@usd.edu or by phone at 677-5763.

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