INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM – Global Citizenship and Women’s Issues
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Mar , 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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DR. CLAIRE OBERON GARCIA
Professor of English at Colorado College
Director of Race and Ethnic Studies Program, Colorado College
Colorado’s Second Lady

The 21st century will be shaped by migrations across borders, both material and virtual. Given economic, political, and cultural realities, women’s roles in all societies are changing rapidly. In a world of political and cultural turmoil, questions of citizenship, equality, and opportunity are confronting women from Kabul to Paris, Mexico City to New York, Lagos to Shanghai. Are there universal feminist principles or ideals that address their needs and dreams?

Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia has been teaching at Colorado College since 1989, and is currently the director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program.  She is also Colorado’s Second Lady. She is an accomplished author and essayist, and is a frequent speaker on topics including race, gender, African American issues, and black diasporic history, culture, and literature. She recently co-edited From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life, published in August 2014, which is a collection of scholarly and creative responses to works like The Help, and examines a wide range of texts and films which feature the appropriated history and stories of black life. Dr. Garcia serves on the Board of Directors for Colorado Partnership for Child Development and the President’s Council of the Girl Scouts of Colorado. She was previously acted as President of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and as Board Member of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Literature from Bennington College and her doctoral degree in English and American Literature from the University of Denver.

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