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Mab Segrest to read at Loyola

Loyola press release - September 28, 2004

Loyola’s Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring a reading by Mab Segrest, with a book signing to follow on Wednesday, October 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Mab Segrest is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Women’s Studies and English at Tulane University, and the chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College in New London. She has a long and distinguished career as a writer, activist, and academic. She received her doctorate degree in English from Duke University. Her first book, My Mama’s Dead Squirrel, is considered the first book of feminist literary criticism of southern literature. Her second book, Memoir of a Race Traitor, was named an outstanding book on human rights. Her most recent book, Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice, is based on her travels in Africa, Asia, and the United States and reflects on the tremendous changes society is witnessing now and how it can envision more human and just alternatives to our current systems. Before rejoining the academy in 1998 as a visiting professor at Duke, Segrest was instrumental in the feminist small press movement and a founding member of Feminary: A Lesbian Feminist Journal for the South. She is the founder of North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, served on the Board of the Center for Democratic Renewal, and served as the coordinator of the Urban-Rural Mission, a program of the World Council of Churches.

For more information, please contact Jen Brackett in the Women’s Resource Center at 864-7880 or jabracke@loyno.edu.