Don’t miss tonight’s panel discussion on feminism

It’s not too late to register for tonight’s panel, Feminism Today, sponsored by The Society for the Advancement of Multiculturalism and Diversity (SAMD).

Is feminism still relevant today? Has feminism become the new “F” word? Women have made great strides in achieving equal status to men. Women represent the majority of college students. The gap between women and men in the fields of science and math is getting narrower. Men are spending more time taking care of their children. Yet, it is also true that women as compared to men are disproportionately represented as victims of domestic violence, rape, stalking, and sexual harassment. Women also continue to experience inequality in the workplace; the wage gap between women and men has actually increased recently with women making only 75.5 cents to every dollar a man makes.

Tonight’s panel discussion will address these issues and many more. Panelists include Diane DeBella, M.A., Glenda Russell, Ph.D., and Arlene Sgoutas, Ph.D., women who are scholars, teachers, activists, and researchers in areas related to women, nonviolence, and LGBT issues.    Following a brief presentation by each panelist, there will be time for audience participation. The event will be held April 11, 2013 in Denver at the Zang Mansion, 709 Clarkson Street, from 6 – 8 pm. This event is free for students and members of SAMD, and $5.00 for all others. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome but space is limited. To attend, please RSVP to the Colorado Psychological Association office at 303.692.9303 or

Diane DeBella

As a writer, teacher, and speaker Diane has spent over twenty years examining women’s issues. She is the author of the collective memoir *I Am Subject: Sharing Our Truths to Reclaim Our Selves*, and editor of the anthology *I Am Subject Stories: Women Awakening*. As a long-time faculty member at the University of Colorado, she received the CU Women Who Make a Difference Award and the CU-LEAD Alliance Faculty Appreciation Award. Through her organization I Am Subject, Diane helps us understand how we—as women—are impacted by the society in which we live. By claiming ourselves as subjects of our own lives, we become empowered and also provide strong role models for other women and girls. In healing ourselves we help others—a beautiful way for women to create nurturing, supportive communities.

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