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Seeking Parity Is Subject of International Women’s Day

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Cal State Fullerton departments and programs are sponsoring “Pledge for Parity: Past, Present and Future Legacies of Women in Our Lives.”

The March 8 event’s keynote address will be “Faithful Witnessing, Afro-Latinidades and Making Space for Difference,” presented by Yomaira Figueroa, assistant professor of English and African American & African studies at Michigan State University.

“This talk will introduce the concept of ‘faithful witnessing’ as a practice and way of seeing oppression as it relates to violence against women and those who are silenced,” says the scholar, whose research is centered on 20th-century U.S. Latin Caribbean, Afro-Latin and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. “I will draw examples from my own experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latina college student, as a graduate student and now as a university professor.”

Rerservations are requested for the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. program, including lunch, in the Cypress Multipurpose Room of student housing. Reservations can be made online.

More information is available by calling the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center at 657-278-3928.