Monday: "Oz” & women voters; Thursday: Meet Rosie
One UW-Parkside lecture series returns and one resumes this week with women at the heart of both of their initial offerings. Monday meet the women who won the vote during Mary Lenard's "Sorceresses and Suffrage: Women, Power, and Politics in L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz;" Thursday meet the women who won World War Two during Frances Kavenik's "Rosie the Riveter."
The Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Lecture Series examines women, voting, and the 14 books Baum wrote about the Land of Oz on Monday. Notable for their spunky girls and powerful women, ProfessorLenard speaks about Baum's relationship with the women's suffrage movement and how that influenced his portrayals of the female characters in his beloved books.
The program starts at noon in the Overlook Lounge on the second floor of the Library. Admission is free.
The Friends of the UW-Parkside Library lecture series introduces us to five women who left their homes to work in shipyards and defense plants during WWII. Emeritus professor Frances Kavenik's program recounts their experiences in the factories of wartime America and society's expectations of them during and after the war.This program starts at 7 p.m. in the Overlook Lounge on the second floor of the Library. Admission is free.