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Understanding Current Issues Through Heroines of the Past: Women and Words 1880-1930
A look back to the period 1880-1930 is quite instructive to understand the present moment. Then as now, there was a pandemic, more than one serious economic downturn, sanctioned segregation and assorted other issues. This study group will introduce you to some real heroines such as Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Sarah Winnemucca and Ida Tarbell, who did amazing feats with literacy, attempting to address these matters in the Modern period, using their literacy abilities as exemplars and sponsors of literacy to address social justice issues. Important lessons for contemporary problems arise from the work of these women. Alice Horning is professor emerita of writing and rhetoric/linguistics at Oakland University; she has been studying and teaching about literacy for more than 30 years.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 09/23/2020 - 10/14/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Instructor : Horning Alice
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : OPEN