UNI guest speaker to discuss women and war stories

March 18, 2003

Susan Hill, director, UNI undergraduate program in women's studies, (319) 273-7195
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– 'From Bombs to Breast Cancer: Women and War Stories' will be the topic of a lecture at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., Monday, March 24, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.

Evelyne Accad, professor of French at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and an internationally acclaimed writer, singer, songwriter, poet, teacher and women's rights activist, will discuss issues of war, breast cancer, excision, oppression and female solidarity. She has written seven books concerned with the issues of women's conditions all over the world.

'From her personal life and international experiences, Evelyne is able to weave together her history with others' histories,' said Susan Hill, director of UNI's Undergraduate Program in Women's Studies.

In addition to Women's Studies, lecture sponsors are (all from UNI) Student Speakers Fund, International Student Association, Gender Equality Association and the Department of Modern Languages.

For more information, contact Susan Hill, director, UNI Undergraduate Program in Women's Studies, at (319) 273-7195.