Women's Awareness Month Kickoff and Keynote Address

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History, technology and society; Women's Awareness Month (WAM); and the Women's Resource Center host writer, performer and activist Jaclyn Friedman, who will deliver a keynote for the kickoff of WAM. Friedman will give a lecture entitled, "Yes Means Yes: How Healing the Sexual Culture Can Help Stop Rape." Friedman is editor of "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape" and a founder and executive director of Women, Action & the Media, a national organization working for gender justice in media. Friedman holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and writes a weekly column on pop culture, sexuality and sexual violence for Amplify Your Voice, a site devoted to promoting healthy sexuality for young people.   About Women's Awareness Month: In 1997, Jennifer Orr, the president of the Georgia Tech Women's Student Union, began Women's Awareness Week, a week of programming to increase awareness of women's issues at Georgia Tech. Since then, Women's Awareness Week has developed into Women's Awareness Month, which brings female role models to the Georgia Tech campus and develops programs that provoke questioning about and the discussion of women's issues and women's roles in society. 


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Amy D'Unger
  • Created: 02/15/2011
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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