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Loyola welcomes White House Project founder Marie Wilson

Loyola press release - March 9, 2009

As part of Women’s History Month, Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with its Women’s Resource Center, welcomes Marie Wilson for “Add Women: Change Everything,” on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium on Loyola’s main campus.

Wilson, founder and president of The White House Project and co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ® day, is the author of “Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World.” An advocate of women’s issues for more than 30 years, Wilson will discuss the ways that young women can be leaders in their lives and in their communities.

This event is part of a series of events, which pay tribute to women who make a difference in our community and beyond. All of the events are free and open to the public.

The Women’s Studies program at Loyola is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Women’s Studies prepares students to gain an awareness of women’s issues, to understand how social constructions of gender and sexuality affect and have shaped daily experience, broader social structures, institutions, social relations and cultural and aesthetic production.

The Women’s Resource Center aims to provide Loyola women and men with a positive college experience by responding to their needs as gendered human beings and by fostering an environment that is free of sexism and other forms of institutional and individual forms of oppression. It strives to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment through programming, services, and advocacy.

For more information about these events, please contact Karen Reichard, director of Loyola’s Women’s Resource Center, at 504-864-7880 or by e-mail at reichard@loyno.edu.