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University Women to explore feminist activism

Submitted by Martha Rees
Anya Stanger, PhD,
Submitted by Martha Rees

Feminist activism in a globalizing world will be the topic at today’s meeting of the American Association of University Women’s Nevada County branch, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. The meeting is open to the public.

The guest speaker will be Anya Stanger, PhD, who will be exploring the topic of what it means to engage in “feminist activism” in today’s political climate. Questions posed will include, “What does it mean for a movement to be feminist?” “What are issues of feminist concern?” and “What are people doing, around the world to confront violence, patriarchy, militarism, and inequality in distinctly ‘feminist’ ways?”

A professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Sierra College, Stanger grew up in Nevada County, earned a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at U.C. Berkeley, a master’s degree in gender studies from the London School of Economics and a PhD at Syracuse University in New York.

Peace Lutheran Church, is located at 828 West Main Street in Grass Valley. AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

For more information, visit or call 530-470-9395.

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